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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      The IKEA Group is a part of the Soy Moratorium, the UN Global Compact and the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests house over two-thirds of known terrestrial species, and are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity. Our work together with WWF and FSC contributes to protect ecosystems - and people’s livelihoods."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    47/86
    • Leather
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        24/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "By August 2017, all of the leather [IKEA] use will have full chain of custody and be produced according to standards that help protect forests and respect human rights and animal welfare."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • 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
            "We source leather for our home furnishing products from just 11 tanneries. This helps to ensure traceability and high animal welfare standards, while minimising social and environmental risks."
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          IKEA "are part of the Textile Exchange Responsible Leather Initiative, an organisation that will work together with the food industry to address [sustainability] issues in the global leather supply chain."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          IKEA Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          IKEA Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      55/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          15/15
          • 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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            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."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "85% of the wood we use is from more sustainable sources. . .More sustainable sources for wood includes Forest Stewardship Council™ certified or recycled wood."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "Our long-term goal is that all wood will come from more sustainable sources, defined as recycled or FSC® certified wood, by 2020 [...] In 2017, we reached the goal of having 100% wood from more sustainable sources in countries with a history of challenges related to forest management."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "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."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "IKEA block deliveries of non-compliant suppliers until suppliers demonstrate their corrective actions. This can be done through a re-audit or the supplier showing documented proof of the changes made. If the supplier does not do this, they will be excluded out of the supply chain."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing technical capacity
          "Through our partnership with WWF we are working across 15 countries in nine differentprojects to combat illegal logging and promote responsible forestry. In FY18, we completed a decade-long project to develop a publicly accessible database on high conservation value forests in Russia."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          IKEA reported their total timber usage as 15,918,000 m3 roundwood equivalent.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          IKEA Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          IKEA Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "In Indonesia, [IKEA] partner with the Rainforest Alliance to identify criteria for improving small-forest-holder practices."
    • Palm oil
      54/86
      • Commitment Strength
        27/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "IKEA sources approximately 98,5% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from segregated sources. Our goal is 100%."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In the 2018 RPSO ACOP, Ikea reported their total palm oil consumption as 31,826.00 tonnes, of which 31,826.00 tonnes were 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
            In the 2018 RPSO ACOP, Ikea reported their total palm oil consumption as 31,826.00 tonnes, of which 31,826.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "we have now mapped all mills connected to our candle suppliers and have confirmation  from palm oil producers that the palm oil used in IKEA products does not contribute to destruction of high value forests."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In the 2018 RPSO ACOP, Ikea reported their total palm oil consumption as 31,826.00 tonnes, of which 31,826.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In the 2018 RPSO ACOP, Ikea reported their total palm oil consumption as 31,826.00 tonnes, of which 31,826.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "IKEA is increasingly active in verifying its palm oil supply chain according to the criteria above, and are together with an external partner evaluating our supply chain and visiting selected mills and plantations to verify compliance".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          31,826.00 tonnes
          In the 2018 RPSO ACOP, Ikea reported their total palm oil consumption as 31,826.00 tonnes, of which 31,826.00 tonnes were certified.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          FPIC is required of suppliers. 
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          IKEA Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          IKEA Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          IKEA "help [smallholder farmers] to be included in responsible sourcing programmes. [IKEA] work with them to scale up the production."
    • Pulp & Paper
      44/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are getting closer to our 2020 goal of sourcing 100% of our wood & paper from more sustainable sources" "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 a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "85% of the wood we use is from more sustainable sources. . .More sustainable sources for wood includes Forest Stewardship Council™ certified or recycled wood."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "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 a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          '"IKEA purchasing teams and forestry specialists review the forest tracing information from suppliers each time the FTS report is submitted. After performing a risk assessment, certain wood supply chains are selected for audits all the way back to the forest."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          '"IKEA block deliveries of non-compliant suppliers until suppliers demonstrate their corrective actions. This can be done through a re-audit or the supplier showing documented proof of the changes made. If the supplier does not do this, they will be excluded out of the supply chain."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Now we are supporting WWF to pilot the procurement guidelines with our packaging suppliers in India. With WWF, we hope to increase the availability of the materials used to make paper packaging and reduce the need for imported virgin raw materials."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
           IKEA reported their total timber usage as 582,000 m3 roundwood equivalent.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          IKEA Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          IKEA Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "In Indonesia, [IKEA] partner with the Rainforest Alliance to identify criteria for improving small-forest-holder practices."
  • Commitment strength
    27/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/16
    Avg. score

Profile

IKEA is a Swedish home furniture company. Their business idea is to offer well-designed and practical home furnishing products at affordable prices. There are over 350 IKEA stores worldwide, with more than 180,000 employees. According to the company, they are the largest producer of wooden furniture in the world, meaning that their operations require large amounts of timber. 

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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