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Wood – a material with many qualities
More sustainable wood
Because wood is so important to IKEA, we work together with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) to take care of the world’s forests through responsible forest management – making sure we have forests for all, forever.
We decided many years ago to work with the highest available standards in the industry for improving responsible forest management around the world. Today, our wood is either FSC-certified or from recycled sources.*
Combining wood types
Oak is a hardwood that darkens beautifully with age. MÖRBYLÅNGA table top has a three-millimetre top layer of solid oak applied on particleboard – a resource-efficient way of using different wood materials in the same piece of furniture. This high-quality finish is durable and makes every table unique.
Acacia - beautiful, durable and sustainable
See how IKEA and its partners cooperate with smallholder farmers to ensure that the Acacia we use is responsibly grown and harvested.
We love wood - and so do you
A lot of our most popular products are made of wood: BILLY bookcases, KALLAX shelving units, PAX wardrobes and METOD kitchens. We love wood and we’re always looking for smarter more sustainable ways to use it.
Did you know
- IKEA sources wood from over 50 different countries
- Last year the top 5 countries IKEA suppliers sourced wood-based materials were Poland, Belarus, Russia, Sweden and China (during FY21)
- Wood is one of the main materials in IKEA products. It is renewable, durable, recyclable – and beautiful
- At IKEA, we will continue the work to make responsible forest management the norm, enhance biodiversity and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests for their livelihood
Using wood wisely
Making more from less is part of the IKEA culture, and we always use resources efficiently. Regarding wood, every piece is cut and shaped so that waste is minimised in production while maintaining quality and durability. We constantly look for new and smarter ways to design and build our furniture to make sure our customers get the best possible product with the least impact on our planet.
Managing forests responsibly – working together with WWF
We also work with WWF, and other partners, to combat illegal logging, improve forest management practices, enhance biodiversity and support credible forest certification. Beginning with five projects in seven countries in 2002, today, we collaborate in thirteen countries on a variety of forest projects that benefit people and nature.
*We constantly work together with our suppliers to ensure that our wood comes from more sustainable sources (FSC®-certified or recycled). There will sometimes be a small percentage on its way towards more sustainable sources due to supply disruptions or when we partner with new suppliers meaning we cannot guarantee 100% fulfilment at every given point in time. We consider a goal to be fully reached when we achieve more than 98% fulfilment overall.