How much wood from Poland 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). 

Poland was the biggest wood sourcing market for IKEA suppliers. The key to our strong presence in the market is due to the historical bonds and trust we have built with the forestry sector over the years. Poland also offers a high volume of blonde wood species such as pine and birch, which reflect our Scandinavian design heritage and aesthetic.

There has always been a high demand for furniture made in Poland. The high level of wood processing expertise for solid wood as well as board materials, combined with a strong supply of wood from responsibly managed forest, provide excellent opportunities. For many years, we have worked with partners in Poland to drive innovation and design across the entire wood industry including within our own IKEA Industry.

Key metrics

Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 3,896,811 m3

Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 28%

Approximate proportion of Poland's total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 9%

Approximate proportion of Poland's forests that are FSC-certified: 70%

Years in IKEA supply chain: 60+

Regions and types of forests

In FY22, virgin wood of Polish origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests and boreal forests in the eastern region. IKEA suppliers do not source wood from forest areas within the Bialowieza region.

Wood species

Where else in the world did IKEA use wood from?

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