FOREST: New projects in Indonesia
to support responsible forest management
In July, IKEA and WWF joined forces to support responsible forest management in Indonesia. The goals for the two new projects in Indonesia are to improve national policy and legality of the rattan supply chain and to ensure that the wood supply to IKEA comes from credibly certified plantation sources.
The first project in Indonesia aims to set-up a rattan production system that supports sustainable sourcing in Central Kalimantan in Borneo. The long-term goal is to clarify and improve national policy and legality of the rattan supply chain. Areas subjected to high risks of for example illegal logging and harvesting of protected species are currently being mapped.
The second Indonesian project aims to ensure that the wood supply to IKEA comes from credibly certified plantation sources. Capacity building for responsible sourcing and purchasing as well as for responsible forest management as a whole is another important part of this project, which will work through the entire supply chain from the forest to the factories. Factors like traceability, legality and accountability are important issues to follow and develop. Over time, this project will lead to increased FSC-certified areas and more FSC-certified wood suppliers.