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IKEA deploys comprehensive due diligence system to secure wood

Dec 19,2020 - Last updated at Dec 19,2020

At IKEA, we believe in taking social and environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain, as well as being transparent about how we work.

For our wood supply, we deploy a comprehensive due diligence system to secure that the wood we use in our products meets our “strict requirements and legal obligations”, which includes being able to trace where the wood comes from.

Under no circumstances do we accept wood that does not meet our requirements. If the company discovers irregularities, it takes immediate action. During the fall of 2020, IKEA wood supply and forestry specialists proactively performed a routine audit at a supplier in China.

The audit discovered falsified documents related to the origin of the wood. This was a clear violation of the company’s requirements and against the foundation of our business model and values. Therefore, IKEA moved quickly to address it.

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