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IKEA IWAY Standard

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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 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, the Rio Declaration on Sustainable Development 1992, The UN Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development 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 UN decisions regarding trade boycotts and embargoes.

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 be in violation with national laws or regulation, the law shall always be complied with and prevail. In such cases, the supplier shall immediately inform IKEA.


IWAY and all of its activities are dependent upon 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 Corruption Prevention Policy and The IKEA Rules on Prevention of Corruption and communicated in the IKEA Way of Doing Business and the vendor letter which shall be signed by all business partners.


The term "IKEA Supplier" in this document refers to any company, corporation or individual supplying and/or delivering products, components, materials or services to the IKEA Group of companies. This definition is applicable to all IWAY related documents. The term "Worker" in this document includes own hired workers as well as on-site temporary workers, piece rate workers, contracted workers, trainees and workers on trial or probation.


IWAY Standard Attachment