IKEA to replace all lighting to LED

IKEA claims it will replace its entire lighting range to LED in its US stores by 2016. As it celebrated its 25th year trading yesterday, the Swedish retailer said the move is in a bid to help people become more sustainable at home and save money on their energy bills. IKEA claims it will be […]

IKEA aim for 100% green energy

Swedish company Ikea has bought a Scottish windfarm as part of plans to generate all of its energy from green sources. The home furnishing retailer has purchased a seven turbine, 12 MW windfarm in Aberdeenshire. The company is aiming for a 100% renewable energy target, and say they are likely to reach 70 – 80% […]

IKEA hires Climate Group founder as sustainability chief

IKEA has appointed the founder and chief executive of international NGO The Climate Group as its new chief sustainability officer. Steve Howard founded The Climate Group in 2003 and since then has advised business leaders and governments worldwide on sustainability. He was named Ernst & Young UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and […]