IKEA's Social and Environmental Responsibility Initiatives
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"IKEA is a leader in setting high environmental standards for its product. That means employing strict manufacturing methods and supply processes so that materials, technologies and transportation have the least damaging effects on the environment." 1
- Rene Hausler, Partner, IKEA-San Diego Franchisee.
"We consider IKEA to be setting an excellent example for other corporations to follow. IKEA is prepared to go further than just saying 'no' to a supplier who exploits children. The company is showing a genuine interest in bringing about improvement for children by assuming a responsibility for child labour issues." 2
- Ingvar Hjartso, UNICEF Representative.
A Socially Responsible Company
In April 2005, Sweden based Inter IKEA Systems BV (IKEA), the global furniture retail giant, received the Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA)3 Award for eliminating the usage of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE),4 a toxic fire suppressor used in manufacturing furniture.
In addition to furniture, it also sold utility items such as utensils, hooks, clips, stands and more. IKEA's founder Ingvar Kamprad (Kamprad) had built an international furniture chain of 226 stores in Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. For fiscal year 2004-05, IKEA generated revenues of US$ 17.9 billion, a 15% increase over the previous fiscal year.
1] Barret, Richard M., "IKEA San Diego Supports 'Green' Movement by Developing Stricter Manufacturing and Supply Standards," www.sddt.com, September 13, 2005.
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