IKEA forest projects

The IKEA Group participates in a number of forestry projects with external organizations in order to contribute to the development of responsible forestry practices and policies in countries where we work. The IKEA Group's forestry projects focus on responsible management practices, building capacity for third party certification, combating illegal logging and forestry research and education.

IKEA and WWF Co-operation on Forest Projects

WWF, the global conservation organization, and IKEA Co-operation on Forestry Projects is based on the common goal of the two organizations: to better care for the world's forests. The IKEA Group and WWF are carrying out a series of projects to promote legal compliance in forestry and trade, reduce the levels of unsustainable logging and promote responsible forestry in priority regions.

Sow a Seed

The Sow a Seed project is helping to restore 18,500 hectares of rainforest in Malaysian Borneo, damaged by logging and further affected by fire in 1983. The aim is to restore the rainforest by planting a diverse range of indigenous tree species. In the initial phase, IKEA customers contributed generously with start-up funding for the project.

Rainforest Alliance

The IKEA Group supports the Rainforest Alliance to promote Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management certification in China by educating foresters and stakeholders on the principles of FSC certification. The project provides key experts with the training, tools and materials to conduct Rainforest Alliance workshops in order to increase the level of sustainable forestry awareness in China.

Other forestry co-operations

The IKEA Group actively engages in community projects and in dialogue with organisations dedicated to forest management, education and conservation. These co-operations support the implementation of IKEA's long-term forestry goals.

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