How much wood from Belarus did IKEA use?

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We have stopped global wood purchasing from Belarus following Inter IKEA Group's decision to scale down business in the market and the Forest Stewardship Council’s termination of accreditation scope.

We require that suppliers use Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified or recycled wood in our home furnishing products. All information presented here is valid for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) with a reporting period from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022 and, unless otherwise specified, applies to virgin wood used in IKEA home furnishing products (excluding paper). 

Up to 8 April, Belarus was an important wood sourcing market for IKEA suppliers. It had a lengthy history of responsible forest management based on strict government regulations and controls, combined with good wood production practices. It supplied a high volume of blonde, light wood species which suit our Scandinavian design aesthetic.
Key metrics

Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 700,814 m3

Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 5%

Approximate proportion of Belarus’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 3%

Approximate proportion of Belarus’s forests that were FSC-certified: 100% (Prior to 8 April)

Years in IKEA supply chain: 30+

Regions and types of forests

In FY22, virgin wood of Belarusian origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed boreal forests in the central and southern regions.

Wood species

Where else in the world did IKEA use wood from?

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