IKEA scores 79 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 76.7 in 2017) and is the second best performing company, leading the way towards cotton sustainability.
IKEA has committed to sourcing 100% sustainable cotton. IKEA is committed to becoming water positive: focusing on reducing the impact of its own operations, providing farmers with training on better water management practices and establishing community-based Water User Associations. No clear time-bound commitment has been published for its water use reduction. IKEA states that by 2030 it seeks to be a circular business built on clean, renewable energy and regenerative sources. It seeks to contribute to a world of clear air and water and improved biodiversity. IKEA does not have a publicly available specific biodiversity policy to reach this goal. The company is a founding member of Better Cotton Initiative and member of Textile Exchange.
In 2018, IKEA has increased its sourcing of sustainable cotton to 95% (80% Better Cotton and 15% organic), from 87.3% in 2017. The remaining 5% is sourced as “Towards Better Cotton” - considered by IKEA to be sustainable.
IKEA is a leader in disclosing information about traceability of its cotton. In 2018, IKEA sourced 155,000 metric tonnes of cotton. IKEA publishes country of origin for 95% of its cotton use. IKEA does not publish information on its suppliers of final products, fabric or yarn.