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.


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…
IKEA surges to 2nd largest private solar power producer in the US, plans to become a net producer of energy by 2020

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…
Tom Steyer launches new TV ad series against Keystone XL Pipeline.

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 will install more Blink EV charging stations

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.
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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,…

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…