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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Timber
      "Our ambition is to become forest positive by 2030 by promoting sustainable forest management to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation - using innovative approaches to forest management, protection, restoration and regeneration."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      IKEA is a member of the UN Global Compact, the Soy Moratorium & The Cerrado Manifesto [...] "IKEA is a participant of the WWF Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN)"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Over 30 per cent of the land area of this earth is covered with forests. These forests are among the most notable storehouses of biological diversity on land. The forests also offer a variety of possibilities to mankind − to use wood, get nutrition from animals, for grazing, for medical purposes, and so on. The challenge is that we are loosing forests along with the endangered animals living there. Sustainable forest management can help restore some of the most severe problems, such as forest degradation and illegal logging."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef & Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: twice a year
      "The Management Board of Ingka Holding B.V. is responsible for the Ingka Group Sustainability Strategy and progress against its targets, including our climate change goals. The strategy is formally decided by Management Board, considering advice from Supervisory Board. Management Board is also responsible for risk management, including sustainability related risks, supported by various boards and committees. Climate-related risk assessment is reported to the Sustainability Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee once per year. The Sustainability Committee, chaired by our CEO, meets twice a year to define and follow up on the overarching priorities, principles and frameworks for sustainability. The Sustainability Committee reports regularly to the Ingka Group Management Board. "
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      No
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 24 ha
      "Agroforestry project in Pakistan: Through this agroforestry project, more than 90,000 new trees have been planted in Pakistan under linear as well as block plantation layouts. Farming communities established 20 block plantation sites on an area of 24 hectares. Rural women have successfully established 150 micro nurseries with the technical support of the agroforestry project."
  • Commodity score
    27/84
    • Leather
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "By August 2017, all of the leather we use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare." "Leather is used in IKEA products likesofas and rugs. We work closely with stakeholders to minimise the environmental and social problems that canoccur in leather supply chains. These include deforestation, violation of indigenous land rights, forced labour and chemical pollution." "The hides that the leather industry work with come from animals used by the food industry. We use cattle hide for most of our leather furniture, but we also use goatskin. To ensure high quality and low prices, we use leather from countries around the world, and around half of the leather we use comes from Brazil. We set minimum social, environmental and animal welfare standards for our direct suppliers, including a requirement that the leather does not come from suppliers linked to deforestation in the Amazon."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location; Indirect suppliers
            Zero-deforestation commitment only applies to direct suppliers, and only to the Amazon region - "The hides that the leather industry work with come from animals used by the food industry. We use cattle hide for most of our leather furniture, but we also use goatskin. To ensure high quality and low prices, we use leather from countries around the world, and around half of the leather we use comes from Brazil. We set minimum social, environmental and animal welfare standards for our direct suppliers, including a requirement that the leather does not come from suppliers linked to deforestation in the Amazon."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "By August 2017, all of the leather we use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare." "Leather is used in IKEA products likesofas and rugs. We work closely with stakeholders to minimise the environmental and social problems that canoccur in leather supply chains. These include deforestation, violation of indigenous land rights, forced labour and chemical pollution." "The hides that the leather industry work with come from animals used by the food industry. We use cattle hide for most of our leather furniture, but we also use goatskin. To ensure high quality and low prices, we use leather from countries around the world, and around half of the leather we use comes from Brazil. We set minimum social, environmental and animal welfare standards for our direct suppliers, including a requirement that the leather does not come from suppliers linked to deforestation in the Amazon."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Continuing with a step by step approach following Brazil in 2018 we continued to extend traceability beyond slaughterhouses to direct farms in Bosnia and Croatia in 2019. In 2020 we will focus on Argentina and Russia. [...] we developed and introduced the Animal Protection Traceability System (APTS) in all leather supply chains. Implementation was finalized by the end of December 2019 for Cattle and Goat leather and is planned to be finalized at the end of FY20 for sheepskin; We reviewed and updated specifications for leather to include all hides, Sheepskins were previously managed differently but now we will have one approach for all types of leather with the aim to achieve full traceability to direct farm by FY22"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Continuing with a step by step approach following Brazil in 2018 we continued to extend traceability beyond slaughterhouses to direct farms in Bosnia and Croatia in 2019. In 2020 we will focus on Argentina and Russia. [...] we developed and introduced the Animal Protection Traceability System (APTS) in all leather supply chains. Implementation was finalized by the end of December 2019 for Cattle and Goat leather and is planned to be finalized at the end of FY20 for sheepskin; We reviewed and updated specifications for leather to include all hides, Sheepskins were previously managed differently but now we will have one approach for all types of leather with the aim to achieve full traceability to direct farm by FY22"
          • Target date
            2022
            1.5/2
            Target date
            2022
            1.5/2
            "Continuing with a step by step approach following Brazil in 2018 we continued to extend traceability beyond slaughterhouses to direct farms in Bosnia and Croatia in 2019. In 2020 we will focus on Argentina and Russia. [...] we developed and introduced the Animal Protection Traceability System (APTS) in all leather supply chains. Implementation was finalized by the end of December 2019 for Cattle and Goat leather and is planned to be finalized at the end of FY20 for sheepskin; We reviewed and updated specifications for leather to include all hides, Sheepskins were previously managed differently but now we will have one approach for all types of leather with the aim to achieve full traceability to direct farm by FY22"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "Continuing with a step by step approach following Brazil in 2018 we continued to extend traceability beyond slaughterhouses to direct farms in Bosnia and Croatia in 2019. In 2020 we will focus on Argentina and Russia. [...] we developed and introduced the Animal Protection Traceability System (APTS) in all leather supply chains. Implementation was finalized by the end of December 2019 for Cattle and Goat leather and is planned to be finalized at the end of FY20 for sheepskin; We reviewed and updated specifications for leather to include all hides, Sheepskins were previously managed differently but now we will have one approach for all types of leather with the aim to achieve full traceability to direct farm by FY22"
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "Continuing with a step by step approach following Brazil in 2018 we continued to extend traceability beyond slaughterhouses to direct farms in Bosnia and Croatia in 2019. In 2020 we will focus on Argentina and Russia. [...] we developed and introduced the Animal Protection Traceability System (APTS) in all leather supply chains. Implementation was finalized by the end of December 2019 for Cattle and Goat leather and is planned to be finalized at the end of FY20 for sheepskin; We reviewed and updated specifications for leather to include all hides, Sheepskins were previously managed differently but now we will have one approach for all types of leather with the aim to achieve full traceability to direct farm by FY22"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Textile Exchange Responsible Leather Initiative

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      44/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Our target is to source 100% of our paper based packaging from more sustainable sources by 2020. Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, but we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our target is to source 100% of our paper based packaging from more sustainable sources by 2020. Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, but we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Our target is to source 100% of our paper based packaging from more sustainable sources by 2020. Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, but we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Our target is to source 100% of our paper based packaging from more sustainable sources by 2020. Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, but we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By August2020 we aim to source 100% of ourwood, paper and cardboard from moresustainable sources [...] More sustainable sources – recycledwood or wood from forests independentlyverified as responsibly managed"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By August2020 we aim to source 100% of ourwood, paper and cardboard from moresustainable sources [...] More sustainable sources – recycledwood or wood from forests independentlyverified as responsibly managed"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By August2020 we aim to source 100% of ourwood, paper and cardboard from moresustainable sources [...] More sustainable sources – recycledwood or wood from forests independentlyverified as responsibly managed"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support
          "Smallholder farmers are a vital source ofwood, and we want to help them be includedin responsible sourcing programmes. Wework with them to scale up the productionof new materials such as bamboo, acaciaand rattan. These materials are versatile,strong and fast growing, making them agreat renewable resource. Smallholdersoften experience challenges to achievinginternationally-recognised certificationssuch as FSC, which can be expensive andcomplicated. A number of projects aimto tackle this. In Thailand, we partner with WWF toidentify ways to improve the sustainabilityof smallholder forestry practices forrubber plantations. In Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, wepartner with WWF to improve forestrypractices of acacia, bamboo and rattangrowers, and help them to share costs,responsibilities and insights to reachFSC certification [...] In Indonesia, we partner with the Rainforest Alliance to identify criteria for improving small-forest-holder practices."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Ikea reports a total number of 21,000,000 m3 of wood "The figure FY19 refers to the wood used in the home furnishing products and packaging. Packaging is included in the figure for the first time in FY19" - 91% of the total number is FSC Certified
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, and we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified. We have transformed the majority of our corrugated packaging to meet the criteria for more sustainable sources and we have started to track our performance for packaging from more sustainable sources by requesting regular reports from our suppliers."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certified
            "Our target is to source 100% of our paper based packaging from more sustainable sources by 2020. Around 75% of our paper-based packaging is made from recycled material, but we want to ensure that any virgin wood fibre we use is FSC certified"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Partnership with WWF and FSC
          "Working together with supply chain partners and organisations like WWF and FSC, we are ensuring that more wood is being sourced from well-managed forests [...] WWF and the IKEA business are working are working together to safeguard and manage precious natural resources and transform business for the benefit of people and planet. Through engagement, innovation and advocacy, the partnership is driving the development of more sustainable cotton and timber markets. The work with WWF and other partners aims to combat illegal logging, stop deforestation and degradation and promote responsible timber trade and sustainable land use. The IKEA business and WWF have worked together since 2002 to support credible forest certification. The work includes mapping and protecting high conservation value forests to secure biological and social forest values such as biodiversity and the respect for local communities and forest workers. The IKEA business and WWF have helped to improve forest management in Europe and Asia and contributed to increasing FSC certified forest areas."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "As part of IKEA’s due diligence system to check compliance with the European Union Timber Regulation(EUTR), the US Lacey Act and other similar legislation, IKEA reserves the right to perform audits at IKEA directsuppliers and at all IKEA forestry applicable sub suppliers linked to the production for IKEA, based on the riskassessment [...] This document applies to [...] paper-based materials containing wood fibres."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 91% 2019

          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 9% 2019
          "In FY19, we reached 91% more sustainable sourced wood (MSS) (Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC) and/or recycled". Ikea reports a total number of 21,000,000 m3 "The figure FY19 refers to the wood used in the home furnishing products and packaging. Packaging is included in the figure for the first time in FY19"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Regularly

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits." [...] "As part of IKEA’s due diligence system to check compliance with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the US Lacey Act and other similar legislation, IKEA reserves the right to perform audits at IKEA direct suppliers and at all IKEA forestry applicable sub suppliers linked to the production for IKEA, based on the risk assessment."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Each home furnishing supplier is audited at least every second year, and more frequently in some countries based on risk assessment. IKEA auditors help with action plans when there is non-compliance, and they conduct follow-up visits to review progress. There are clear mandatory directions for how to conduct audits, what the consequences are in case of non-compliance, how to follow up, etc. Non-compliance with the IWAY start-up requirements leads to immediate stop of deliveries, while suppliers have up to 90 days to implement corrective actions in case of non-compliance with other requirements. Once non-compliance with start-up requirements is Read the requirements in the IKEA supplier code of conduct on page 15 13 Suppliers resolved, suppliers are still on probation for six months with intensified monitoring. Non-compliance data are followed up on a monthly basis. The IKEA Compliance and Monitoring group (CMG) is responsible for ensuring that the same audit judgement level and follow-up procedures are used worldwide. This is done through separate calibration activities and training as well as compliance audits to verify results." [...] "The forestry specialist also help suppliers to improve the sustainability of their sourcing by mapping availability of certified wood and advising on how to secure IKEA requirements."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "the IKEA business target is that by the end of 2020 all wood used in IKEA products will come from more sustainable sources, which is defined as FSC certified or recycled wood. In countries where forests are at risk or there is history of bad forestry practices, the target of 100% wood from more sustainable sources was already met in 2017"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "the IKEA business target is that by the end of 2020 all wood used in IKEA products will come from more sustainable sources, which is defined as FSC certified or recycled wood. In countries where forests are at risk or there is history of bad forestry practices, the target of 100% wood from more sustainable sources was already met in 2017"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "the IKEA business target is that by the end of 2020 all wood used in IKEA products will come from more sustainable sources, which is defined as FSC certified or recycled wood. In countries where forests are at risk or there is history of bad forestry practices, the target of 100% wood from more sustainable sources was already met in 2017"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "the IKEA business target is that by the end of 2020 all wood used in IKEA products will come from more sustainable sources, which is defined as FSC certified or recycled wood. In countries where forests are at risk or there is history of bad forestry practices, the target of 100% wood from more sustainable sources was already met in 2017"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits." "IKEA forestry specialists spread knowledge about responsible forestry in the wood supply chain. They support our trading service offices with wood supply chain audits, when they trace the supply of wood all the way back to the forest to verify that IKEA requirements are met. The forestry specialist also help suppliers to improve the sustainability of their sourcing by mapping availability of certified wood and advising on how to secure IKEA requirements."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits." "IKEA forestry specialists spread knowledge about responsible forestry in the wood supply chain. They support our trading service offices with wood supply chain audits, when they trace the supply of wood all the way back to the forest to verify that IKEA requirements are met. The forestry specialist also help suppliers to improve the sustainability of their sourcing by mapping availability of certified wood and advising on how to secure IKEA requirements."
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 Not specified
          "During FY19, we finalised the second phase of the partnership with Rainforest Alliance in Indonesia to work on a criterion for small forest holders. The learnings from this project as included in the FSC led process called "New Approaches". The New Approaches project aims to secure inclusivity and to make sure the standard is more friendly and fully applicable for all small forest holders. The standard has now been drafted for Asia Pacific and is currently being piloted in a number of different Southeast Asian countries, including working with some external IKEA suppliers."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Progress in 2019 - "We are continuing our journey towards 100% more sustainably-sourced wood (MSS) - Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and/or recycled - by 2020. We are currently at 91% (all high-risk countries have been 100% MSS since 2017). Since FY16, all the cotton used to make IKEA products has come from more sustainable and recycled sources. Wood and cotton were by volume our largest commodities during FY19"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification
            "the IKEA business target is that by the end of 2020 all wood used in IKEA products will come from more sustainable sources, which is defined as FSC certified or recycled wood. In countries where forests are at risk or there is history of bad forestry practices, the target of 100% wood from more sustainable sources was already met in 2017"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Partnership with WWF and FSC

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Working together with supply chain partners and organisations like WWF and FSC, we are ensuring that more wood is being sourced from well-managed forests [...] WWF and the IKEA business are working are working together to safeguard and manage precious natural resources and transform business for the benefit of people and planet. Through engagement, innovation and advocacy, the partnership is driving the development of more sustainable cotton and timber markets. The work with WWF and other partners aims to combat illegal logging, stop deforestation and degradation and promote responsible timber trade and sustainable land use. The IKEA business and WWF have worked together since 2002 to support credible forest certification. The work includes mapping and protecting high conservation value forests to secure biological and social forest values such as biodiversity and the respect for local communities and forest workers. The IKEA business and WWF have helped to improve forest management in Europe and Asia and contributed to increasing FSC certified forest areas."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Regularly
          "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

          What is the certified volume?: 91%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 9%
          "In FY19, we reached 91% more sustainable sourced wood (MSS) (Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC) and/or recycled". Ikea reports a total number of 21,000,000 m3 "The figure FY19 refers to the wood used in the home furnishing products and packaging. Packaging is included in the figure for the first time in FY19"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Regularly

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "IKEA suppliers regularly report the origin, volume and species of all wood used in IKEA products. This information and a risk assessment are used to select a number of wood supply chains for closer evaluation. IKEA forestry specialists audit the suppliers' and sub-suppliers´ wood supply from the factory all the way back to the forest of origin. Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, a third-party auditor, complements the IKEA auditing system by conducting a limited number of wood supply chain audits." [...] "As part of IKEA’s due diligence system to check compliance with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the US Lacey Act and other similar legislation, IKEA reserves the right to perform audits at IKEA direct suppliers and at all IKEA forestry applicable sub suppliers linked to the production for IKEA, based on the risk assessment."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance
          "Each home furnishing supplier is audited at least every second year, and more frequently in some countries based on risk assessment. IKEA auditors help with action plans when there is non-compliance, and they conduct follow-up visits to review progress. There are clear mandatory directions for how to conduct audits, what the consequences are in case of non-compliance, how to follow up, etc. Non-compliance with the IWAY start-up requirements leads to immediate stop of deliveries, while suppliers have up to 90 days to implement corrective actions in case of non-compliance with other requirements. Once non-compliance with start-up requirements is Read the requirements in the IKEA supplier code of conduct on page 15 13 Suppliers resolved, suppliers are still on probation for six months with intensified monitoring. Non-compliance data are followed up on a monthly basis. The IKEA Compliance and Monitoring group (CMG) is responsible for ensuring that the same audit judgement level and follow-up procedures are used worldwide. This is done through separate calibration activities and training as well as compliance audits to verify results." [...] "The forestry specialist also help suppliers to improve the sustainability of their sourcing by mapping availability of certified wood and advising on how to secure IKEA requirements."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      7/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      53/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation. Forests of high value, for conservation or carbon storage purposes, will be protected. All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded. - No new development on peat, regardless of depth [...] By Dec 2015 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a food ingredient, will either come from certified segregated sustainable sources or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials. - By Dec 2015 global suppliers will provide a road-map to IKEA of how palm oil, sourced for use in IKEA products, will meet additional requirements, around deforestation and planting on peat, by Dec 2017. - By Dec 2017 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a globally sourced food ingredient, will come from sources verified as meeting IKEA additional requirements around deforestation and planting on peat, or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation. Forests of high value, for conservation or carbon storage purposes, will be protected. All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded. - No new development on peat, regardless of depth [...] By Dec 2015 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a food ingredient, will either come from certified segregated sustainable sources or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials. - By Dec 2015 global suppliers will provide a road-map to IKEA of how palm oil, sourced for use in IKEA products, will meet additional requirements, around deforestation and planting on peat, by Dec 2017. - By Dec 2017 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a globally sourced food ingredient, will come from sources verified as meeting IKEA additional requirements around deforestation and planting on peat, or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            "Currently, end of 2017, 98,5% of our palm oil is certified sustainable palm oil from segregated RSPO sources"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation. Forests of high value, for conservation or carbon storage purposes, will be protected. All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded. - No new development on peat, regardless of depth [...] By Dec 2015 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a food ingredient, will either come from certified segregated sustainable sources or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials. - By Dec 2015 global suppliers will provide a road-map to IKEA of how palm oil, sourced for use in IKEA products, will meet additional requirements, around deforestation and planting on peat, by Dec 2017. - By Dec 2017 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a globally sourced food ingredient, will come from sources verified as meeting IKEA additional requirements around deforestation and planting on peat, or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation. Forests of high value, for conservation or carbon storage purposes, will be protected. All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded. - No new development on peat, regardless of depth [...] By Dec 2015 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a food ingredient, will either come from certified segregated sustainable sources or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials. - By Dec 2015 global suppliers will provide a road-map to IKEA of how palm oil, sourced for use in IKEA products, will meet additional requirements, around deforestation and planting on peat, by Dec 2017. - By Dec 2017 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a globally sourced food ingredient, will come from sources verified as meeting IKEA additional requirements around deforestation and planting on peat, or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation. Forests of high value, for conservation or carbon storage purposes, will be protected. All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded. - No new development on peat, regardless of depth [...] By Dec 2015 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a food ingredient, will either come from certified segregated sustainable sources or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials. - By Dec 2015 global suppliers will provide a road-map to IKEA of how palm oil, sourced for use in IKEA products, will meet additional requirements, around deforestation and planting on peat, by Dec 2017. - By Dec 2017 all palm oil used in home furnishing products such as candles, or as a globally sourced food ingredient, will come from sources verified as meeting IKEA additional requirements around deforestation and planting on peat, or be replaced by more sustainable raw materials."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "IKEA will work with its suppliers to ensure chain of custody for the palm oil used in IKEA products. This means that all palm oil in IKEA products must be sourced from producers who can verify the mills and plantations from which they are purchasing certified segregated palm oil and that they are meeting IKEA requirements."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "IKEA will work with its suppliers to ensure chain of custody for the palm oil used in IKEA products. This means that all palm oil in IKEA products must be sourced from producers who can verify the mills and plantations from which they are purchasing certified segregated palm oil and that they are meeting IKEA requirements."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "IKEA will work with its suppliers to ensure chain of custody for the palm oil used in IKEA products. This means that all palm oil in IKEA products must be sourced from producers who can verify the mills and plantations from which they are purchasing certified segregated palm oil and that they are meeting IKEA requirements."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "IKEA will work with its suppliers to ensure chain of custody for the palm oil used in IKEA products. This means that all palm oil in IKEA products must be sourced from producers who can verify the mills and plantations from which they are purchasing certified segregated palm oil and that they are meeting IKEA requirements."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 Not specified
          "During FY18, RSPO strengthened its criteria to reflect human rights challenges in palm oil supply chains. We welcome this update, as well as RSPO's upcoming guidelines on improving conditions for smallholders who are key to the sustainable production of palm oil. In FY19, we supported projects that focused on smallholder inclusion and human rights in addition to our ongoing ambition to eliminate deforestation."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "The IKEA goal is to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil from segregated1 sources. IKEA commits to working with our direct suppliers to ensure that the palm oil used in IKEA products is sourced according to the following additional requirements: - No deforestation [...] IKEA operates robust processes and systems to ensure that IKEA products are produced in line with our standards and requirements. If any issues are discovered, we first establish the facts, and then strive to improve and remedy the situation. Once it is clear that remedy or improvement is not possible, we will phase out the relationship."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "IKEA will work with stakeholders, including the RSPO to ensure that existing requirements, such as respect for the rights of indigenous people and workers, care for the environment and responsible development of new plantations, including the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), are enforced."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 ACOP, IKEA reports that it used 32,960 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 ACOP, IKEA reports that it used 32,960 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            In their 2019 ACOP, IKEA reports that it used 32,960 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In their 2019 ACOP, IKEA reports that it used 32,960 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "IKEA works together with the organisation ProForest to analyse the risks in the palm oil supply chain which includes social assessment of policies (e.g. concerning migrant workers, responsible recruitment, bonded labour and smallholder policies) and to develop more efficient methods to address deforestation and peat risk."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 32,960 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2019 ACOP, IKEA reports that it used 32,960 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "IKEA operates robust processes and systems to ensure that IKEA products are produced in line with our standards and requirements. If any issues are discovered, we first establish the facts, and then strive to improve and remedy the situation. Once it is clear that remedy or improvement is not possible, we will phase out the relationship."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with palm oil requirements

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Remediation

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "IKEA operates robust processes and systems to ensure that IKEA products are produced in line with our standards and requirements. If any issues are discovered, we first establish the facts, and then strive to improve and remedy the situation. Once it is clear that remedy or improvement is not possible, we will phase out the relationship."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      29/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          17/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working groups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working gorups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working gorups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working gorups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that suppliers "Child labour is not used at the Supplier [...] There is no forced, prison, bonded or involuntary labour [...] The Supplier respects the rights of Workers to join, form or not to join an association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment [...] There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct, IWAY, states that for suppliers, "There is no discrimination with regards to Workers based on race, religion, gender identity, marital or family status, age, political affiliation, nationality, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other dimension of their identity during recruitment and employment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working gorups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS Certification
            "We have developed plans for the soy in feed for all specifies in the supply chain. Over the last year, we have been reviewing our sourcing policy and implementation plans for sustainable soy across the business and have established internal working gorups for better alignment and stronger governance. During 2019: we have reached and maintained 100% certified soy in feed for our global salmon supply chain; we purchased certified soy credits equivalent to 100% of the soy in feed for our entire chicken range. IKEA food has gone beyond to ensure that the purchase of RTRS credits supports regions in Brazil with the highest risk for deforestation"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Ensuring IWAY compliance Legal compliance Besides implementing transparent and reliable routines to ensure, verify and report IWAY, we work with three levels of announced and unannounced audits, performed both by ourselves and third party organizations" [...] "All applicable laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts and protection, but not covered by the points of this chapter above are complied with. This includes but is not limited to environmental classification, reporting, and inspections by authorities. Required corrective actions from such inspections are documented and completed within the set timeframe"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    19/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

IKEA is a Swedish home furniture company. There are over 350 IKEA stores worldwide, with more than 180,000 employees. According to the company, it is the largest producer of wooden furniture in the world, meaning that its operations require large amounts of timber. It is also exposed to leather in furniture, and palm oil in candles and food. IKEA Group is selected as a powerbroker for leather, timber and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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