For more than 70 years, we have worked to create a better everyday life for the many people. As a home furnishing store, we do this by producing furniture that is well-designed, functional and affordable. Here you will find everything from smart homesolutions to a large selection of bedroom furniture, lighting, sofas, homeware, blinds, curtains, bedding and more. Discover our wide range of products in-store or online!
How sustainable is IKEA? Well with home solar, veggie hot dogs and kitchen fronts made of recycled plastic bottles, we want to inspire change. Because, as Ingvar Kamprad said: ‘No method is more effective than the good example.’
Only sustainable wood
Because wood is so important to IKEA, we work together with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to take care of the world’s forests. Through responsible forest management, we make sure we have forests for all, forever. By the end of 2020, we aim for all our wood to come from more sustainable sources including FSC certified and recycled wood. Today we have reached more than 91% of our goal.
Since 2017, 100% of the wood we source from countries with a history of challenges related to forest management comes from more sustainable sources.
We want all our rugs to be made from sustainable wool
IKEA wants to have a positive impact on people, animals and the planet, that’s why we’re on a journey to transform all the wool we use in our products to 100% Responsibly Sourced Wool. We will do this by sourcing wool which follows the ‘Responsible Wool Standard’ (RWS) guideline, meaning that the wool only comes from sheep that are treated with respect, and the land where they eat and rest is managed responsibly.
How will we do this?
To ensure that the wool we use is sourced in a responsible way, we need to work to secure full traceability of the wool used in our supply chain. That means we will know where all our wool comes from, and we can support positive animal welfare conditions for the sheep.
Only recycled or renewable based plastic in IKEA products by 2030
Plastic is everywhere for many reasons. It’s a strong, durable, lightweight, and versatile – yet low cost – material. But when plastic is not disposed of responsibly, the environmental implications become concerning.
IKEA is committed to making a positive impact on people and the planet. Our ambition is that by 2030, all plastic used in our products will be based on renewable or recycled material.
We’ve already started our journey towards this goal with a plan to replace single-use plastic in our range and by using different kinds of sustainable plastic in an increasing number of products.
Phasing out single-use plastic
Single-use plastic items pollute ecosystems if not disposed of responsibly. As part of our commitment to people and the planet, we will phase out all single-use plastic products from the global home furnishing range by 2020. This includes items such as plates, cups and plastic straws. Single-use plastic articles offered in our restaurants, bistros, and cafes will be replaced by more sustainable disposables.