Is IKEA considered a green company?

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    According to ikea’s corporate policies and reports:

    IKEA’s U.S. locations aim to reclaim 90 percent of store waste by the end of 2009 (the stores currently average 67 percent). All new stores need to be built to a certified green building standard. Organic goods — starting with coffee, strawberry jam, blue cheese, tomato sauce, and schnapps, the Swedish aquavit — will be phased-in to both IKEA’s restaurants and its “Swede” shops. In the same three-year goal period, the company plans to encourage 10 percent of its customers around the world to travel to its stores using public transport. 
    A partnership between IKEA and Flexcar in the San Francisco Bay Area already places pick-up trucks at IKEA to help public-transport customers get their flat packs home. 
    And because IKEA has realized that ambitious plans wither unless top management is involved and committed, Zurcher says, the company will give all its store managers environmental and social responsibility trainings before the three years is up.” 

    IKEA’s U.S. locations aim to reclaim 90 percent of store waste by the end of 2009 (the stores currently average 67 percent). All new stores need to be built to a certified green building standard. Organic goods — starting with coffee, strawberry jam, blue cheese, tomato sauce, and schnapps, the Swedish aquavit — will be phased-in to both IKEA’s restaurants and its “Swede” shops. In the same three-year goal period, the company plans to encourage 10 percent of its customers around the world to travel to its stores using public transport. 

    A partnership between IKEA and Flexcar in the San Francisco Bay Area already places pick-up trucks at IKEA to help public-transport customers get their flat packs home.

    And because IKEA has realized that ambitious plans wither unless top management is involved and committed, Zurcher says, the company will give all its store managers environmental and social responsibility trainings before the three years is up.” 

     

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    I’d say not because products from IKEA have a tendency to break. Making cheap products that break quickly is terrible for the environment because a) it wastes energy to make it in the first place b) now someone has to dispose of the junk. I highly recommend going to a second-hand store whenever you get the urge to redecorate. You’ll be able to find quality items there, and you can save money for other high-quality items if you don’t find everything you want there. You’ll probably find most of what you want at a second-hand store, btw.

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