How much wood from Italy 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): 8,845 m3
Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 0.1%
Approximate proportion of Italy’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 0.1%
Approximate proportion of Italy’s forests that are FSC-certified: 1%
Years in IKEA supply chain: 30+
Regions and types of forests
In FY22, virgin wood of Italian origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests in the northern region.
In Italy, the top species sourced for solid wood applications was beech. While virgin wood use from the market is small, as a world leader in the use of recycled wood-based material to create wood composite materials, Italy is an important market for IKEA suppliers using recycled wood.