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Ikea maintains climate targets for ocean freight despite criticism from NGOs

Ikea should switch to green energy for shipping by 2024, NGOs demand. The furniture group stands firm on its 70 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030.

Elisabeth Fauvelle Munck af Rosenschöld, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Supply Chain Operations. | Photo: IKEA

Swedish furniture group Ikea has no plans to further accelerate its transition to sustainable shipping in the wake of criticism of its climate efforts from two environmental organizations.

On October 7, the two international NGOs Pacific Environment and Stand.earth staged a protest at Ikea's global headquarter in Delft, the Netherlands, calling for a switch to renewable fuels in ocean shipping by 2024.

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