22 July 2024, 21:47
By Furniture News Mar 03, 2023

IKEA commits to forest protection scheme

IKEA has partnered with climate non-profit Canopy, continuing its commitment to the world’s forests by procuring viscose for home textiles only from producers that have achieved the highest ranking in Canopy’s Hot Button Report.

IKEA is the first major retailer focused on the home textile and furnishing space to join CanopyStyle. 

“At IKEA, we are guided by our forest agenda and want to ramp up our work to further enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways – as the pressure on the world’s forests continues to grow," says Lena Bischoff, material and innovation area manager, Inter IKEA Group.

"In this endeavour, we are glad to work closely with Canopy and all of the retailers united through this initiative. The home textiles sector needs to step up and ensure that the forest-derived textiles, like viscose and lyocell, only come from responsibly managed forests, and make a shift towards lower-impact alternatives.” 

Nicole Rycroft, Canopy’s executive director, comments: “We are thrilled to have the globally-iconic company IKEA join Canopy and commit to forest protection as part of their textile sourcing practices. Our work with IKEA heralds a new era for the lower-carbon and forest-friendly sourcing of viscose for home products and furnishings. It will allow all of us to sleep more comfortably with vital forests kept out of the supply and next-gen alternatives scaled in our bed sheets and beyond.” 

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