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 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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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.
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…
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Cutting Edge Business: The Top 10 Sustainable Design Moments of 2012

As we countdown to the new year, here are some of the top 10 moments in sustainable design during 2012.
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IKEA Faces Criticism Over Use of FSC Certification

Following its plans to become forest positive by 2020, IKEA finds out that with the pursuit of bolder sustainability goals comes more scrutiny,…
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Your Couch May Be Giving You Cancer

A new peer reviewed study shows that most of the couches purchased in the U.S. between 1985 and 2010 contain toxic and carcinogenic…
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Interview: Steve Howard, COO of Sustainability, IKEA

At yesterday’s BSR conference in New York, I had the privilege of sitting down with Steve Howard, IKEA’s COO of Sustainability to talk…
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IKEA Airbrushes Out Women in Saudi Arabian Catalog

Why would IKEA in Saudi Arabia airbrush women out of its latest catalog, when women's rights are actually heading, slowly, in a more…
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IKEA & UNICEF Partner to Give 74 Million Indian Children Better Lives

The partnership between IKEA and UNICEF has worked towards providing a better live for over 74 million children in India.
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Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

At IKEA, Solar Joins Swedish Meatballs on the Menu

Something has to cancel out the environmental effects of those $399 sofas and $1.49 place mats, so IKEA is investing more and more…

Ektorp! IKEA Launches Sustainability Scorecard

IKEA introduced a Sustainability Product Scorecard last year, according to the company’s recently released 2010 sustainability report. The Scorecard classifies IKEA’s products within…