How much wood from South Africa 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). 

Key metrics

Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 251 m3

Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: <0.1%

Approximate proportion of South Africa’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: <0.01%

Approximate proportion of South Africa’s forests that are FSC-certified: 8%

Years in IKEA supply chain: 30+

Regions and types of forests

In FY22, virgin wood of South African origin used in IKEA products came from FSC-certified plantation forests in the eastern region.

Wood species

Where else in the world did IKEA use wood from?

Visit our global wood supply map