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IKEA has been making news on a regular basis in recent time. The latest headlines include the company’s announcement that sales in sustainable products continues to grow. In fact, the furniture and retail giant reported that its Sustainable Life at Home range has grown to €1.7bn.

This range now comprises over 500 products, including IKEA’s widely featured solar panel and battery storage range.

In addition to this positive growth, the company also reported that use of renewable energy across global operations increased from  71 per cent in 2016 to 73 per cent in 2017. This increase was supported by the 750,000 solar panels now installed on IKEA buildings globally, with the retailer also investing in 416 wind turbines, contributing to a drop in emissions even thought many challenges still remain.

Other announcements include waste and resources, as well as the company’s launch of new science-based sustainability targets.

More information here.

*To review the latest ethical company index rankings for furniture brands, see the furniture section of The Good Shopping Guide.

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