IKEA has been doing well to protect the environment and strive to become a carbon neutral firm, while still being one of the most pleasurable shopping experiences in the world.
Their most recent plan is the purchase of 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia. The company is trying to protect the land from any development and ensure it remains intact.
As part of IKEA’s plan to reduce more carbon, the company decided to buy this land to ensure it is working to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. This plan has a positive impact on the environment and IKEA has done well to help accelerate this.
The working forest in the Altamaha Basin which is home to gopha tortoise is now owned by the IKEA subsidiary. A working forest is one in which lumber is harvested and regrown.
These forests always suffer from being split into smaller segments and developed, something the Conservation Fund and Inka are ensuring will not happen by creating permanent easements that legally prevent the forest from ever being split up into smaller pieces. This action will protect the gooha tortoise from going into extinction.
Well-managed forests provide essential benefits, including clean water and important wildlife habitat, as well as mitigating climate change.President and CEO of The Conservation Fund.