29 Jan '15, 12am

IKEA sees sales of green products soar 58 per cent to over €1bn

IKEA sees sales of green products soar 58 per cent to over €1bn

IKEA this week revealed demand for its greenest products jumped 58 per cent last year to over €1bn as consumers embraced new clean technologies such as LED lighting, solar panels, and water-saving taps. The retail giant yesterday published an update on its sustainability performance, alongside annual results showing total sales rose 5.9 per cent to €28.7bn. FURTHER READING Sir Ian Cheshire to bring green business clout to Whitehall Food and drink industry shows appetite for carbon saving The results confirmed that products that help customers achieve "a more sustainable life at home" are a major growth area for the company. "We look to green the entire range of our products," chief sustainability officer Steve Howard told BusinessGreen . "But these figures show how demand is growing fast for products that help customers benefit the environment through reducing waste, reduc...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2392506/ikea-sees-sa...

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