IKEA's Social and Environmental Responsibility Initiatives

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Corporate Social Responsibility
Case Length : 22 Pages
Period : 1997-2005
Pub. Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : IKEA
Industry : Retail - Furniture
Countries : Sweden, US, China


The case discusses IKEA's stand on social and environmental issues. It discusses the factors that led IKEA's active participation in environmental conservation and children welfare.

It also details the association of the company with several environment and socially conscious agencies such as WWF, Greenpeace, UNICEF and Save the Children.

The case highlights a few of IKEA's CSR initiatives and how the company extended CSR to its customers, employees and its suppliers.


To determine a company's responsibility towards the community and the environment in which it operates

Understand how a company's social and environment initiatives can contribute in enhancing the company's corporate image


  Page No.
A Socially Responsible Company 1
About IKEA 2
Social Responsibility 4
Environmental Responsibility 7
Transportation and Distribution 8
Forestry 9
Waste Management 10
Energy Conservation 11
Extending CSR to the Suppliers 13
Exhibits 15


IKEA, Corporate Social Responsibility, UNICEF, Self-Help Groups, Center for Rural Education and Development Action, Save the Children Program, Green Steps, Environmental Conservation, Forest Stewardship Council, Waste Management, Energy Conservation

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