IKEA Becomes First Major Home Retailer to Join CanopyStyle

HOLD ON TO YOUR SVARTKLINT!: ICONIC HOME RETAILER IKEA JOINS CANOPY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2023 — Canopy and IKEA are pleased to announce that they are joining forces to keep Ancient and Endangered Forests out of the viscose supply for home textiles and to work toward supply chain transformation.

By joining the CanopyStyle initiative, IKEA is continuing its commitment to the world’s forests and 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.

The world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests are not required to make fabrics like viscose and rayon for fashion and home fabrics. These vital forest ecosystems are home to most of the world’s life on land and are highly effective at capturing and storing carbon. Forests have been identified by leading scientists as a major part of the climate solution, and they are critical to addressing the biodiversity crisis.

“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. In this endeavour, we are glad to work closely with Canopy and all of the retailers united through this initiative,” said Lena Bischoff, Material & Innovation Area Manager, Inter IKEA Group. “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.”

“We are thrilled to have the globally-iconic company IKEA join Canopy and commit to forest protection as part of their textile sourcing practices,” said Nicole Rycroft, Canopy’s Executive Director. “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.”

The CanopyStyle initiative now has over 520 global brands, worth over 886.3 billion USD in collective revenue, collaborating to revolutionize the viscose supply chain. Learn more here.

See the IKEA Canopy policy here.

Media Contact:
Laura Repas, Canopy
+1 416-729-7484
communications@canopyplanet.org

About Inter IKEA Group
INTER IKEA GROUP offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the INTER IKEA GROUP Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for many people. INTER IKEA GROUP was founded in Sweden in 1943.

About Canopy
Canopy is a global, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting forests, species, and climate. Canopy has collaborated with more than 900 companies to develop cutting-edge environmental policies that transform unsustainable supply chains, spark innovative solutions, and protect our world’s remaining Ancient and Endangered Forests. www.canopyplanet.org