Ikea has turned over a newer, greener leaf as of recent, introducing sustainable products and having sold over 1 million euros worth last year (according to its 2014 sustainability report).
Ikea’s green products fall into the categories of energy saving, waste and water reducing, from recycled items to the Swedish furniture company owning over 224 commercial wind turbines. The low cost retailer has even installed over 70,000 solar panels to date.
This new sustainable ethos stems from the company’s goal to generate more renewable energy than it uses by 2020.
Other notable facts within the 2014 sustainability report;
- In 2014, Ikea collaborated with social entrepreneurs in India to produce limited edition handmade textiles in a collection called MÅNGSIDIG.
- Ikea has become one of the biggest customers for certified, sustainably harvested wood from the Forest Stewardship Council.
- The home store attains 76% of its cotton from more sustainable sources, working towards a goal of 100% by August 2015. This includes investing 1.34 million euros in projects to help farmers improve their incomes and reduce the use of water and chemicals.