Around 60% of IKEA’s sales are connected to wood-based products. As a large user of wood, sourcing from over 50 countries, IKEA can have a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry. The company is working to influence not only how the wood is sourced but also how forests are managed. As of 2020, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either Forest Stewardship Council® -certified or recycled.
In 2021, IKEA launched new 2030 Forest Positive Agenda to push for improved forest management and biodiversity globally. It aims to make responsible forest management the norm across the world, while improving biodiversity, supporting the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole wood supply chain and addressing a climate footprint larger than their own.
The scope of work under Forests Forward Market Shift-Responsible Sourcing action area is closely aligned with IKEA’s 2030 Forest Positive Agenda. It focuses on ensuring that IKEA only uses wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified & or recycled wood) and that at least one third of the IKEA wood range will be made from recycled wood. It also includes work to further develop and operationalize IKEA's new commitments in its 2030 forest positive agenda with an initial focus on the commitment to enhance biodiversity.