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[. Appendix I

IKEA CSR Timeline

1981 Formaldehyde scandal exposed by Danish media 1982 IKEA changes corporate structure and is owned by the Dutch Stichting Ingka Foundation 1992 Formaldehyde scandal exposed by German media 1991/1992 Introduction of first Social and Environmental Manager Marianne Barner 1991 Greenpeace becomes IKEA’s dialogue partner and helps them print all catalogues on chlorine- free paper and reduce the use of toxic PVC in packaging 1992 Swedish documentary links IKEA to child labor in Pakistan 1993 The IKEA Group initiates its partnership with ”Save the Children” 1993 The IKEA Group becomes a member of the global forest certification organisation Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 1994 German documentary accuses IKEA suppliers of using child labor in Uttar Pradesh, India 1998 IKEA initiates its partnership with UNICEF 1998 IKEA Group donate funds to UNICEF and “Save the Children” to assist in the re-building of schools, the provision of educational materials for children and the special training of teachers in war- torn Kosovo 1998 The IKEA Group joins International Federation of Building and Wood Workers' International (IFBWW), which is a global co-operation of unions and signs agreement of ILO standards for all of its subsidiaries – this constitutes IKEA’s first code of conduct! 1998 IKEA employs its first forestry manager to work fulltime with securing sustainable use of forestry resources and launches the Sow a seed project to save Borneo’s rainforests with a Malaysian Foundation 2000 Introduction of code of conduct, IWAY and of “The IKEA Way on Preventing Child Labor”, co-written by partner NGO “Save the Children” 2000 IKEA together with UNICEF initiate a broad community program in Uttar Pradesh, India 2000 IKEA arrives in Russia and open first IKEA store in Moscow 2001 IKEA Rail begins; the use of rail is an important part of IKEA’s strategy to promote sustainable transport of IKEA material and products 2002 Social and Environmental Affairs becomes a separate function of the IKEA organization 2002 IKEA initiates its partnership with WWF - focus on responsible forestry through a number of projects 2003 Launch of IKEA’s yearly global cause-related marketing campaign (“Soft Toy Campaign”) in association with UNICEF with proceeds going to UNICEF projects 2004 The IKEA Group issues its first sustainability report 2004 IKEA joins the UN Global Compact 2005 Formation of IKEA Social Initiative with two main partners UNICEF and “Save the Children” 2005 IKEA Social Initiative gives in-kind donations (tables) to schools in Liberia and Burundi for a UNICEF school project and additional in-kind donations of sheets, quilts, blankets, toys and mattresses to UNICEF in order to help tsunami victims in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India 2005 Broadening of scope of involvement between WWF and IKEA to include cotton production. Start of joint cotton projects between IKEA and WWF (“Better Cotton Initiative”) 2006 WWF and IKEA co-operate to prevent illegal logging 2006 The “1$ is a fortune” (“Soft Toy Campaign”) is launched in association with both UNICEF and “Save the Children” 2006 In-kind donations to UNICEF destined for victims of Pakistan earthquake 2007 IKEA starts to sell UTZ certified coffee 2007 The IKEA group and WWF co-operate on projects aimed at reducing the emissions of green house gas generated by IKEA’s own operations 2008 Creation of post of Global Communication Coordinator for Social and Environmental Responsibility: Pia Heidenmark-Cook 2008 CSR officially declared as one of top three focus areas in 3-year IKEA business plan


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