IKEA has bought thousands of hectares of forest in the United States to stop deforestation

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IKEA has bought thousands of hectares of forest in the United States to stop deforestation

28.01.2021 News

IKEA’s parent company, Ingka Group, bought 4,500 hectares of forest in Georgia to protect the local ecosystem. Therefore, the holding plans to prevent the felling of trees in the US state.

“The forest in the Altamaha River basin, where the rare gopher turtle lives, now belongs to the parent company IKEA,” the statement said.

Commenting on the company’s eco-position, its representative said that IKEA currently uses “a small amount” of wood.

“Well-managed forests bring tangible benefits, including clean water and wildlife habitats, and mitigate the effects of climate change,” said Larry Zeltser, president and CEO of the Nature Conservation Foundation.

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