Ikea: CSR & Sustainability News

Ikea is a privately held, Dutch company with Swedish origins, that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs, and desks), appliances, and home accessories.

Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world's largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by…

Better Cotton and Ikea Report Shows Less Pesticide and Water Use

The latest report by the Better Cotton Initiative and Ikea shows less pesticide and water use by participating farmers.

Ikea Bumps Up Minimum Wage for U.S. Workers

Congress might be deadlocked over the minimum wage debate, but some companies aren't waiting. Ikea recently announced it will raise its average minimum…

IKEA Invests In 98 Megawatt Wind Farm In Illinois

IKEA US announced its investment in a 98 megawatt wind farm in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Forest Stewardship Council Pulls IKEA Certification for Violations

The Forest Stewardship Council has pulled Ikea's sustainable forestry certification for a variety of alleged violations that IKEA says it is already correcting.…

4 Lessons in Sustainable Business from Nike’s New Waterless Dye Technology

This is a great story to close 2013 with as this isn’t just another story about an innovative technology introduced by an innovative…

IKEA Canada Wind Farm Investment Turns Retailer Clean Energy Positive

IKEA Canada recently announced its purchase of a 46 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Alberta. The 20 turbine wind farm will be the…

Interview: IKEA Unveils New Sustainability Strategy

Mike Ward, President of IKEA USA gave the keynote address at the 6th Annual Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference in Orlando, earlier…

Brits to Buy Solar Arrays with their Ektorp Sofas

Hold on, I need to look at my list here. I need to buy some Swedish meatballs, a couple chairs, some new food…

New Ads Against Keystone XL Pipeline Take Climate Action to New Level

Billionaire investor Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action group has launched a series of four TV ads to build public action against the proposed…

IKEA Doubles Down on EV Charging Stations at Retail Stores

IKEA will nearly double the number of U.S.locations where EV charging stations are available, from nine two years ago to 17 by the…

IKEA Surges to Second-Largest Private Producer of Solar Energy in U.S.

IKEA surges to second-largest private producer of solar power in the US, aims to be net energy producer from renewable energy by 2020.

Interview: Steve Howard, CSO, IKEA Talks Textiles

IKEA's Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using…

IKEA’s Goal: Both Affordability & Sustainability at Home

IKEA Group releases its 2012 sustainability report today, explaining the company's goal to be a beacon of both sustainability and affordability in the…

Larger Corporate Presence Now the Reality in the Sharing Economy

The rise of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption, means it has become far more mainstream, and therefore corporations are taking an interest.