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Can 1,4 billion re-sealable plastic bags make a difference? We hope so and proudly present our first ever large-scale bioplastic product. It’s the all-round plastic bag ISTAD that is now made mostly of a renewable material from the sugarcane industry. The shift is expected to save about 75.000 barrels of oil yearly and will significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
Being a large business comes with large responsibilities for our planet and people. Striving to offer prices as low as possible, we do care about our impact on others. That's why we started making our re-sealable and re-usable bags ISTAD out of bioplastic. Although production costs became higher, the price for our customers remains the same. We constantly look for partners and challenge ourselves towards finding long-term sustainable resources to change the established rules of the industry.People & Communities
Uganda is the biggest coffee exporting country in Africa, yet the average size of a coffee farm is less than 0,25 hectare – just a quarter the size of a football field. It’s not easy to run a profitable farm with such small resources. To support more sustainable farming practices, IKEA has teamed up with a regional coffee project. As a result, we’re now introducing our first ever single-origin coffee: 100% Arabica beans from the White Nile region.Energy & Resources
IKEA coffee beans come from family farms and small-scale cooperatives in South America. Now. we are happy to add some small coffee farmers from Uganda, Africa, to the list. All o f our coffee is UTZ certified and meets EU organic farming standards. Which means it is organically grown without the use of chemicals and pesticides, enusring more sustainable growing methods, lower costs, improving crop quality and livelihoods of farmers: workers get a better income and farmers get a fairer share of the profits. It means their children can go to school and have time for play too.Energy & Resources
Today IKEA have a number of handmade rugs in our range. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials, and all share the inherent uniqueness and high quality that derive from great craftmanship. Furthermore, all of these rugs come from Indian and Bangladeshi weaving centers where securing decent working conditions and fair pay. The most recent additions to our handmade rugs range are BRÖNDEN, KOLLUND and KÖPENHAMN.
At the heart of the IKEA concept is our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people.The IKEA Concept
We believe in choosing materials responsibly, and we aim for renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible.Energy and Resources
Working for a positive impact on people and the planet is about supporting a healthier and more sustainable life at home, using energy and resources in a more sustainable way – and taking responsibility for people and communities.
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We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere. Together with our suppliers, we always look for new and smarter ways of doing things.
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We feel good design combines form, function, quality, sustainability at a low price. We call it “Democratic Design” and believe that good home furnishing is for everyone.
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. The IKEA Group has 418 stores in 49 countries (as of May 30, 2018).
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