How much wood from Slovakia 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).
Regions and types of forests
In FY22, virgin wood of Slovakian origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests in the eastern and western regions.
For several decades we have worked alongside different partners in Slovakia to improve forest management. One example is our partnership with WWF. Within the partnership, we have been working together to help protect high conservation value forests with a particular focus on old growth forests and promoted responsible forest management and transparency in trade. Read more about our work with WWF in Slovakia.