IKEA Publishes its Sustainability Report 201028/03/2011
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IKEA has published its Sustainability Report 2010 at:
The report looks at the steps IKEA took last year in key social and environmental areas, including the fight against climate change, the commitment to children's rights and the quest for more sustainable practices in cotton farming and forestry.
Supporting the company vision to "create a better everyday life for the many people" introduces its Sustainability Direction for 2010 - 15 in the report, describing the priorities that will influence the entire value chain from product design and development to the very end of a products life.
The IKEA Sustainability Score Card was introduced in 2010 to help steer product development and purchasing towards the most sustainable alternatives with regards to everything from material selection to transport and end-of-life recyclability. The ultimate goal is to offer a range that lets IKEA customers choose freely from the entire IKEA range, knowing that they do not have to choose between sustainability, style, function or price.
Results from efforts to improve sustainability aspects in the supply chain is evident not least when it comes to raw materials. Projects that support cotton farmers' work to introduce better cultivation practices have helped IKEA double the share of more sustainable cotton in the range in just one year, and the share of certified wood used for IKEA products increased substantially. http://ethicalperformance.com/reports/links/ikeapeop
On the social front, donations from the IKEA Foundation totalled 45 million euro. The decision to invest an additional 7.5 million euro in a water and sanitation programme in India further reinforces the overall commitment to support UNICEF and Save the Children projects that will benefit 100 million children in the developing world. More information on the IKEA Foundation can be found at: http://ethicalperformance.com/reports/links/ikeafound
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