Author: Chris Philpot
IKEA's ‘People and Planet Positive' Sustainability Strategy has announced that by 2020, it will grow at least as many trees as it uses to make products such as beds or cupboards. This is great news for wood based products and sustainable forestry.
By 2017 it would buy 10 million cubic metres of wood - half the projected total for that year and four times current amounts - from sources such as those certified by the non-profit Forest Stewardship Council.
Taken from the IKEA Group's 2012 Sustainability Strategy ‘People and Planet Positive':
‘We will take a lead in responsible sourcing of raw materials. By FY17, the majority of the renewable materials used will come from preferred sources such as Better Cotton or FSC certified wood.
‘Target key raw materials with dedicated "resource chain" projects to establish new flows of recycled materials.