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.

Doing More Good: 5 Surprising Companies Taking Sustainability Seriously

The phrase “sustainable companies” may conjure images of small companies with lofty social goals that don’t care about profits, but the truth is…

Ikea Releases New Sustainability-Focused Products

Ikea is expanding its product line into surprising new directions. In the coming months, the furniture giant will release a tabletop hydroponic garden…

Sustainable Cotton Has a Demand Problem

Despite the many types of sustainable cotton now making up around 10 percent of global supply, there is a gap between supply and…

Ikea Says We’ve Now Hit ‘Peak Curtains’

"In the West, we have probably hit peak stuff," Ikea’s head of sustainability, Steve Howard, said at a recent Guardian conference.

Ikea Now Sells 100 Percent Sustainable Seafood

Ikea recently announced that all of the 23 species of seafood sold in its stores now only come from sources certified by the…

Rationality is Ruining Us — Final Thoughts on Climate Week

Aman Singh explains how policymakers and businesses created a crescendo of frustration and urgency on climate change at last week's Climate Week NYC.

Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…

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…

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.

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 —…

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…

Solar PV: Own or Lease?

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackles the issue in two new studies.

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…

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…

Ikea Considers Price On Carbon

The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.