Home furnishings and accessories
Ten stores with additional 2 pick up locations across Australia in 2018.
|Ikea Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| INGKA Holding BV
owns 100% of Ikea Pty Ltd
| Stichting INGKA Foundation
owns 100% of INGKA Holding BV
|Ikea Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
Named and shamed in the 2015 CHOICE Shonky Awards for advertising non-leather furniture in the leather furniture section of Ikea's Australian website.
Source: Choice (2015)
This company sells products which are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Source: MSC (2020)
Mission Australia's Mattress Recycling program is a social enterprise which rescues mattresses destined for the dump and breaks them down into their component parts for recycling, creating green jobs for long term unemployed and disadvantaged people. Two IKEA stores in Sydney joined the program in 2015, with plans to expand.
Source: company website (2015)
The RSPCA Good Egg Awards acknowledge major companies that make the switch to cage-free eggs. Ikea Australia was awarded a Good Egg Award in the Retail category in 2013 for their commitment to commence sourcing only cage-free eggs for use in its cafes.
Source: RSPCA (2013)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website, including sourcing 76% of their cotton from more sustainable sources, use of solar panels and wind turbines, and providing affordable LED lighting.
Source: company website (2015)
|INGKA Holding BV|
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company is rated 'leading the way' with a score of 19 out of a possible total of 22.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
In 2019 the Mind the Store campaign ranked 43 major US retailers on their efforts to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. This company received a grade of A-.
Source: Mind the Store (2019)
This 2016 investigative report by China Labour Watch reveals labor abuses in five Chinese cookware factories. One or more of these factories supply this company. Labor abuses include low wages, excessive overtime,, dangerous work environments and humiliating living conditions.
Source: China Labour Watch (2016)
The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including brands owned by this company.
Source: ITUC (2020)
This company received a score of 29.5/100 (retrieved 25-Feb-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for the likely use of tax avoidance strategies, and has at least two high risk subsidiaries in tax havens.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2018)
The WWF Soy Scorecard 2016 rates companies on their use of responsible soy, grown without damaging the environment and harming people. This company failed to respond to requests for information.
Source: WWF Soy Scorecard 2024 (2016)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target; commit to 100% renewable power; responsible corporate engagement in climate policy; reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions.
Source: We Mean Business (2017)
This company sells UTZ certified coffee, promoting fair and sustainable coffee production. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total coffee sales. UTZ certification ensures the cocoa is sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working conditions. However unlike Fairtrade certification, UTZ does not offer a minimum or guaranteed price, and the environmental standards of UTZ Certified are far weaker than those of either Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance.
Source: UTZ (2020)
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. This company has won a number of awards since 2008.
Source: Compassion in World Farming (2013)
This company is a participant in WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
Source: WWF (2019)
This company is a member of the Textile Exchange, a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive textile industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. They identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry's impact on the world's water, soil and air, and the human population.
Source: Textile Exchange (2019)
This company is a member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network, a multi-stakeholder platform run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The CE100 is the world's leading circular economy network, and facilitates market making by providing collaborative and pre-competitive opportunities which bring together business, innovators, cities and governments, universities, and thought leaders.
Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2019)
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
Source: Leather Working Group (2019)
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Source: RMI (2019)
In 2016 Greenpeace published a report on the progress towards zero deforestation in the palm oil supply chains of several multinational companies. Companies were assessed on three criteria: responsible sourcing, transparency and industry reform. This company was rated as 'getting there'.
Source: Greenpeace (2016)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 49%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
The 2019 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 4, "Making progress on implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Source: BBFAW (2019)
|Stichting INGKA Foundation|
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|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$1.4 billion in 2019|
|# Employees||3,700 in 2019|
|Address||680 Princes Hwy, Tempe, NSW, 2044, Australia|
|Phone||02 8002 0400|
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Choice Shonky Awards for 2015
7th Oct 2015 — THE nation`s leading consumer group Choice has asked the ACCC to investigate Kleenex, Arnott`s, Ikea and the maker of laundry balls which supposedly use infra-red rays to clean but are less effective than water.
The four referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission were today named among the biggest losers from more than 400 nominations in the tenth annual Choice `Shonky` product awards.
Kleenex was bestowed the `Gold Shonky` for its flushable cleanings cloths for kids, which were promoted as disintegrating like toilet paper ... but don`t.
`It`s very concerning, that one in particular,` ACCC deputy chairwoman and head of product safety Delia Rickard told News Corp Australia after watching a video of a Choice test in which the wipes failed to disintegrate after 20 hours of simulated flushing.
The maker of Kleenex, Kimberly-Clark Australia, said its products met global guidelines for `flushability`. However, the company recommended no more than two wipes be flushed at any one time.
`We are aware of some localised concerns from some regional water authorities and we, along with other makers of wipes products, have been proactively engaging with the Water Services Association of Australia,` a Kimberly-Clark spokeswoman said.
`It is clear business still needs to sharpen up its act,` said Choice CEO Alan Kirkland. `We hope the Shonkys encourage consumers to look critically at the goods and services they use, question poor service, hidden costs and the fine print beneath claims that seem too good to be true.` [source]