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IKEA IWAY Standard

Minimum Requirements for Environment and Social & Working Conditions when Purchasing Products, Materials and Services.

The Fundamentals

The IKEA Way on Purchasing Products, Materials and Services (IWAY) is the IKEA Group Supplier Code of Conduct. It comprises the IKEA minimum requirements relating to the Environment and Social & Working Conditions (including Child Labour).

IWAY is based on the eight core conventions defined in the Fundamental Principles of Rights at Work, ILO declaration June 1998 and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact 2000.

IKEA recognises the fundamental principles of Human Rights, as defined by the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (United Nations 1948) and adheres to the United Nations sanction list and European Union restrictive measures list.

Legal Compliance and IKEA Requirements

The IKEA Supplier shall always comply with the most demanding requirements whether they are relevant applicable laws or IKEA IWAY specific requirements.

Should the IKEA requirement contradict national laws or regulations, the law shall always be complied with and prevail. In such cases, the Supplier shall immediately inform IKEA.


The successful implementation of IWAY depends on co-operation, mutual trust and respect between the Supplier and IKEA. All observations, discussions and written information received from the Supplier are to be treated confidentially by IKEA, its employees and any third party organisations appointed by IKEA.

Business Ethics

The values of trust, integrity and honesty are at the foundation of IWAY and are keys to its sustainable implementation. It is on this basis that we begin the relationships and through continued respect of these values that it will grow.

It is important that all IKEA co-Workers and external business partners understand the IKEA position on corruption and its prevention. This has been established in the IKEA Group Policy and Standard on Anti Corruption and communicated to business partners, including vendor letters which shall be signed.

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