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IKEA Restaurant & sustainability


IKEA Restaurant
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 9 out of 23

Sustainability summary

IKEA Restaurant has achieved the C-label. IKEA Restaurant is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed.

Brand owner: INGKA Holding B.V.
Head office: Leiden, The Netherlands
Sector: Restaurant chains
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Free Tags: Store Restaurant

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IKEA Restaurant sustainability score report

Last edited: 15 July 2016 by Liezelot
Last reviewed: 15 July 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

4 out of 7
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? IKEA Group implements several measures related to climate protection, such as energy efficiency or use of renewable energy (starting on page 36). Source
2. Has the brand (company) already reduced or compensated the carbon footprint of its own operations by at least 10% in the last 5 years? IKEA Group's total climate footprint of own operations (Scope 1-2) decreased from 838,465 tons of CO2 in FY11 to 731,571 tons of CO2 in FY15. This represents an decrease of around 12,7% (see link, pages 42). Source
3. Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? In FY15, 53,4% of IKEA Group's renewable energy use was generated on-site (wind, photovoltaic or biomass).The total share (including purchased electricity) is 61,9%, but sources, types and additionality of green electricity supply are not clear enough specified (see link, page 36-42). Source
4. Is at least 25% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Is the efficiency of greenhouse gas emissions below 200 kg CO2-eq per square meter restaurant floor per year? IKEA Group does not publish information on green house gas emissions per square meter in their restaurants (see link, page 42). Source
6. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? IKEA Group does not specify absolute target reductions which exceed the year 2015 (see link, page 14). Source
7. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the supply/production chain? IKEA Group undertakes several measures to reduce its climate footprint such as its 'Suppliers Go Renewable Project' for furniture, and schemes related to its food supply chain. But, clear results of emission reductions achieved in its food supply chain are not yet reported (see link, page 48 & 49). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

4 out of 13
1. Does the brand have a environmental policy for the use of the tropical commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef, in order not to contribute to the destruction of tropical rainforests? IKEA Group has an environmental policy for the use of tropical commodities, mainly in palm oil (see link, page 23-34). Source
2. Has the brand already implemented a strict policy for all the used tropical commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef, in order not to contribute to the destruction of rainforests? IKEA Group has a clear policy for palm oil, but for tropical commodities like soy or beef no clear information related to food are provided. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally certified oil in its products and in the case of palm oil use, does the brand only source sustainable palm oil for all its palm oil containing products? No information is presented on the use of environmentally certified oil. Regarding palm oil: by FY15 87% of its palm oil supply was sourced from RSPO certified, segregated sources (see link page 23 & 29). Source
4. Does the brand have environmental and animal welfare policies for animal products such as meat, egg, milk and fish? IKEA Group clearly reports on measures concerning fish and seafood. Effective by FY its entire fish and seafood supply was MSC or ASC. But, reporting concerning implemented measures and results realized regarding other animal products is not clear enough specified (see link, page 23 & 31). Source
5. Does the brand have environmental and animal welfare standards for a significant share of the animal products such as meat, egg, milk and fish? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
6. Does the brand adhere to progressive sustainability and animal welfare standards for all sold animal products such as meat, eggs, milk and fish? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
7. Does the brand have an environmental policy for the production of vegetables and fruit? IKEA Group does not communicate on a specific environmental policy on fruit and vegetables. Source
8. Does the brand have an environmental policy for the staple foods such as rice, grain, corn or potatoes? IKEA Group does not communicate on a specific environmental policy for staple foods such as rice, grain, corn and potatoes. Source
9. Does the brand have a sustainability policy for the drinking water and soda? IKEA Group does not communicate comprehensive information on a specific environmental policy for drinking water and soda. Source
10. Does the brand (company) have a proper vegetarian assortment or a policy to increase this? IKEA Group has a policy to increase the use of vegetarian ingredients (see link, page 30). Source
11. Does the brand (company) have a proper vegan assortment or a policy to increase this? IKEA Group communicates its that its new vegetarian, gluten free GRO╠łNSAKSBULLAR veggieballs are based on a vegan recipe. But, specific reporting concerning vegan food offers are not specified yet (see link, page 14). Source
12. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? IKEA Group has clear objectives to minimize waste, like exploring ways to use digital technology to track data on food waste to adjust food production and kitchen practices. Also IKEA Group reports on its annual waste footprints (see link, page 45 & 46). Source
13. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? IKEA Group implements several measures related to more sustainable packaging, but does not specify for its restaurant operations and does not publish the annual packaging volumes/weights per material type. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

1 out of 3
1. Does the brand sell tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? IKEA Restaurant sells several tropical commodities that are certified (UTZ Certified), such as coffee and chocolate (see link, page 31). Source
2. Is a significant share of the sold tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? IKEA Group does not specify, whether a significant share of the sold tropical commodities offered are certified according to Fairtrade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems. Source
3. Are all the sold tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? IKEA Group's entire supply of tropical commodities can not be considered socially certified yet (see link, page 31). Source