Joining forces for the forest
Sourcing from over 50 countries, our business can have a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry. That’s why we place responsible forest management at the core of our business requiring all IKEA wood suppliers to comply with our forestry requirements.
We work with global partners including WWF and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) to fight forest degradation and deforestation and promote the importance of responsible forest management beyond our own value chain. Together, we want to make responsible wood sourcing the industry norm. For example, together with our partner WWF we have helped certify around 35 million hectares of forest, which is roughly the size of Germany!
We are also one of the founding members of the FSC. The FSC standard sets rules which outline how to achieve responsible forest management. FSC makes sure harvested trees are replaced, it helps to protect sensitive animal and plant life, stimulates economic development, and protects the rights of the people who work and live in the forests.