Ikea goes beyond Billy shelves in pushing sustainable forestry

An Ikea store in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Dec 1, 2020. Foto: Bloomberg/Jeenah Moon

Sweden's Ikea is going beyond making its Billy bookshelves environmentally sustainable, setting stretch targets to help improve forest management and biodiversity across the globe.

Having reached a goal of making more than 98% of wood used in its products either FSC-certified or recycled last year, the furniture giant wants to take the lead in making responsible forest management the norm. One way is to go beyond its own supply chain, working with suppliers to ensure they offer renewable production to all of their customers, said Lena Pripp-Kovac, Inter Ikea Group's chief sustainability officer...

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