Sustainability – caring for people and the planet

To meet the challenges of unsustainable consumption, climate change, and growing inequality, we are – in collaboration with partners, co-workers, and customers – taking ambitious steps towards a more sustainable future.

IKEA sustainability ambitions for 2030

  • Inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet
  • Become circular and climate positive, and regenerate resources while growing the IKEA business
  • Create a positive social impact for everyone across the IKEA value chain

IKEA Sustainability strategy (PDF, 5.3MB)
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FY20 brought challenges on a global scale but also many positive steps forward. Through a strong focus on increased usage of sustainable materials, plant-based foods, renewable energy and more, we continue to create positive change and work towards our goal of becoming climate positive by 2030.

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Healthy & sustainable living

We’re committed to creating products and services that inspire and support people to make positive lifestyle changes, consume more sustainably, and live better everyday lives.

Circular & climate positive

We are on an exciting journey of making more from less – designing all of our products to be 100% circular, and aiming to use only renewable or recycled materials by 2030.

Our aim is to become climate positive by 2030, reducing more greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms than the IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business.

Doing our part to align with a 1.5°C world

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Fair & equal

The IKEA value chain touches millions of people around the world. We are committed to respecting and supporting human rights throughout our value chain, championing the rights of children, decent work, and inclusive workplaces. We also create positive impact together with social entrepreneurs.

During FY20, we reached our forestry goal, and today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is from more sustainable sources, such as FSC®-certified or recycled.

Building a better business with IWAY

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IWAY is the IKEA supplier code of conduct that sets social and environmental requirements for all IKEA suppliers and service providers.

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Responsible sourcing

The IKEA business aims to assess materials as holistically as possible. That means taking into account all relevant aspects, including climate footprint, water use, biodiversity impact, land use, and human rights impact, among others.