WWF and IKEA are committed to promoting responsible forest management. We want to secure biological and social forest values for both present and future needs by tackling severe problems, such as forest degradation and illegal logging.
It started with five forest projects in 2002. We now have 13 joint projects in 11 different countries and many tangible results to show for it. Overall, our projects have helped to improve forest management in Europe and Asia, and contributed to around 30 million hectares becoming certified as responsibly managed.
Together we are:
• Combating illegal logging
• Supporting credible forest certification
• Promoting responsible timber trade
• Mapping and protecting High Conservation Value Forests
Many challenges remain, but the projects have contributed to some exciting results, for instance to increased FSC certification in Russia. FSC certification was first introduced here in 2000, and the IKEA and WWF projects (started two years later) have played a key role in reaching 30 million certified hectares or about 25% of the Russia's leased forests.
Read more in factsheet about the forest projects