How much wood from Switzerland 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): 24,252 m3
Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 0.2%
Approximate proportion of Switzerland’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 1%
Approximate proportion of Switzerland’s forests that are FSC-certified: 44%
Years in IKEA supply chain: 20+
Regions and types of forests
In FY22, virgin wood of Swiss origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests in the northern and central regions.
In Switzerland, 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 Switzerland for solid wood applications were ash and beech.