IKEA accelerates movement to become climate positive, committing to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from production by 80%
In connection with COP24, IKEA announces the next big step to become climate positive, focusing on production*.
“By 2030 our ambition is to reduce more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business. This will require a transformational change for our supply chain and how our products are designed”, says Torbjörn Lööf, CEO at Inter IKEA Group.
More than half of the IKEA climate footprint comes from the material in the products and production*. To transform into a low carbon business, IKEA is moving towards recycled and renewable materials and is pushing for lightweight constructions.
Today, IKEA announces the following actions for production*:
- By 2030, reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from production by 80% compared to financial year 2016
- Strive towards 100% renewable energy (electricity, heating, cooling and other fuels) in production by 2030, where feasible
- Latest 2025, phase out all coal- and oil-based fuels used on-site** in production, where feasible – significantly reducing climate footprint and improving air quality
- A call to action to enable a phase-out of coal- and oil-based fuels at direct textile suppliers in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey latest by 2030, aiming for 2025. Inviting solution providers, policy makers and other companies in home textile, apparel and footwear sector to join the cause
“We will also accelerate our efforts to inspire and enable our customers to live a healthy and sustainable life at home”, says Lena Pripp-Kovac, Head of Sustainability at Inter IKEA Group. “Every action matters. For example, we will further improve the efficiency of our LED-bulbs and introduce more plant-based choices in our restaurants. We are also developing a low-impact glue for our wood-based products which can reduce the total IKEA footprint by up to 6%.”
The IKEA climate footprint and responsibility stretch beyond the IKEA operations and across the entire lifecycle of the products – from sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing and transport to how the products are used in the homes all over the world until their end-of-life.
“We will take the lead and engage with others – from suppliers all the way to our customers and partners - to take action towards a low-carbon society. Through our strength, size and set-up we can have a huge positive impact,” says Torbjörn Lööf.
Find out more about the IKEA People & Planet Positive strategy that sets the direction for all IKEA franchisees and covers three focus areas:
- Healthy & Sustainable living
- Circular & Climate Positive
- Fair & Equal
IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.
Inter IKEA Group
Inter IKEA Group consists of three core businesses: Franchise, Range & Supply and Industry. Within the Franchise business, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. It develops and offers the IKEA Concept to IKEA franchisees worldwide, enabling the long-term fulfilment of the IKEA business idea. In the Range & Supply business, IKEA of Sweden AB is responsible for developing, designing and producing home furnishing solutions to address the everyday needs of the many people. In addition, IKEA Supply AG is the wholesale company that supplies the IKEA franchisees with IKEA products. Lastly, the Industry business is a manufacturer of wood based IKEA Products.
* Scope includes production at own factories and direct home furnishing, component and catalogue suppliers. Scope also includes fuels used for internal transport, e.g. forklifts and trucks, but excludes company cars and external transports to and from the supplier or factory.
**Scope excludes textile suppliers within Category Area (CA) Textiles in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey. As of 2017, coal- and oil-based fuels account for 17% of the IKEA climate footprint from own factories and direct home furnishing, component and catalogue suppliers.
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