I tend to assume that things that are inexpensive must be less ethically made than items with higher price tags. Perhaps that's why I was surprised to discover that while amazingly affordable, IKEA is also very conscious about how their products are made as well as the materials they are using.
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According to their website:
Respect for human rights, based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, is part of everything we do and is included in our supplier code of conduct.
And right from their Supplier Agreement:
The document goes on to make sure that there is no forced labor, no severe environmental pollution, no safety hazards, clear and transparent records of worker's hours and wages, and worker insurance. You can read about it in further detail here.
They have their annual Sustainability Report published on their website and have a clear goal for 2020 that they have outlined in detail.
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home.