How much wood from Germany 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).
Germany is an important wood sourcing market for IKEA suppliers. It has a long history of developing responsible forest management practices alongside a high share of beech forest, which plays an important role in the design and aesthetic of certain wood-based products.
As well as having a developed wood industry, for example in how they use recycled wood, Germany is a leader in creating technological solutions for wood processing and running forensic tests on wood species and origin.
Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 662,563 m3
Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 5%
Approximate proportion of Germany’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 1%
Approximate proportion of Germany’s forests that are FSC-certified: 13%
Years in IKEA supply chain: 60+
Regions and types of forests
In FY22, virgin wood of German origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests from the entire market.
In Germany, 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 Germany for solid wood applications were beech and ash.