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.

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Ikea Eliminates CFL Light Bulbs

By Sept. 1, Ikea will only sell LED light bulbs and lighting, the company announced on Monday. The announced fulfills a commitment made…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…
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Ikea Partners with the UN to Provide Pop-up Shelters for Refugees

In an effort to provide better, safer and more durable homes for refugee children and their families, the Ikea Foundation in collaboration with…
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Solar PV: Own or Lease?

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackles the issue in two new studies.
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My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about…
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Ikea Joins the Crowd and Heads for Greener Palm Oil Sources

With so many food producers stepping up to support sustainable palm oil sourcing, it's a refreshing surprise when a company that has a…
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Ikea Considers Price On Carbon

The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
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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…
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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…
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IKEA Invests In 98 Megawatt Wind Farm In Illinois

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