Monday, April 11, 2011

IKEA Boosting Stock of Sustainable Goods with Eco Scorecard


The IKEA Sustainability Product Score Card, announced in the company's latest sustainability report, gives products a rating based on 11 criteria, such as use of less material, energy efficiency during production, recycled content and increase in transportation efficiency.

IKEA also laid out a set of guiding principles for the next five years, some of which have specific goals attached to them, with other goals under development. The company plans to offer products that are more sustainable, take a leading role in building a low-carbon society, turn waste into resources, reduce its water footprint and be socially responsible.

By 2015, IKEA wants 90 percent of its sales of home items to be classified as "more sustainable," according to its scorecard.

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