How much wood from Czech Republic did IKEA use?

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). 

The Czech Republic is an important wood sourcing market for IKEA suppliers. It contains a highly productive wood industry focused on engineered wood solutions, such as particle board.

In recent years, small private forest owners in the market have joined forces to form a group with the aim to improve management of their forests and increase the share of FSC-certified forests. Whilst more remains to be done, strong progress has been seen. One especially good outcome from this work is how small holders in other markets have been curious to learn from their approach, inspired to start taking similar steps.

Key metrics

Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 415,683 m3

Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 3%

Approximate proportion of the Czech Republic’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 2%

Approximate proportion of the Czech Republic’s forests that are FSC-certified: 5%

Years in IKEA supply chain: 30+

Regions and types of forests

In FY22, virgin wood of Czech Republican origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forest in the east region.

Wood species

Where else in the world did IKEA use wood from?

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