How much wood from France 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).
Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 191,884 m3
Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 1%
Approximate proportion of France’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 0.4%
Approximate proportion of France’s forests that are FSC-certified: 1%
Years in IKEA supply chain: 30+
Regions and types of forests
In FY22, virgin wood of French origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests in the northeast region.
In France, a mix of different wood species was sourced by sub-suppliers to mainly produce engineered composite wood-based material for IKEA home furnishing products. In FY22, the top species sourced from France for solid wood applications was ash.