How much wood from Ukraine did IKEA use?
Due to the war, we have temporarily suspended global wood purchasing from Ukraine. We look forward to returning as soon as the situation allows.
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 Ukrainian origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed temperate forests in the west and northwest regions.
For several decades we have worked alongside different partners in Ukraine to improve forest management. One example is our partnership with WWF. Under 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 Ukraine
In recent years stakeholders within the forestry sector have raised concerns about the potential misuse of sanitary felling in Ukraine. Sanitary felling when used correctly is a natural part of responsible forest management where certain trees are harvested if they impact the health of a forest; if the tree is diseased or if the forest is damaged by windstorms, for instance. A lack of clarity on the application of sanitary felling and/or poor oversight, has created the potential to weaken or abuse the forestry practice in Ukraine. The legal situation on this issue is highly complex. We believe some collective progress has been made and we support the direct action FSC Ukraine has taken to further improve the situation. In FY22, IKEA continued to work with local government and non-governmental groups to ensure that sanitary felling was properly applied.