IKEA IWAY: Standards for Ethical Business

Did you know Traemand is subject to some of the most rigorous standards in the home improvement industry? When Traemand works for IKEA, we must adhere to IKEA’s IWAY standards. IKEA has led the charge, in terms of global companies, developing ethical operating standards for all of its vendors. They call it IWAY – The IKEA Way of Doing Business. Traemand is enthusiastically IWAY compliant, and we believe the IWAY standards have made us a better company. IWAY encompasses three guiding principles and 14 “IWAY musts.” For more information on IKEA IWAY, click here. IKEA recognizes that its business has an impact on people and the planet, both locally and globally. The IKEA IWAY Standards document is based on the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact 2000. Its three guiding principles when working with environmental, social and working conditions are:
  • What is in the best interest of the child?
  • What is in the best interest of the Worker?
  • What is in the best interest of the environment?
Traemand strongly believes that we can do good business while being a good business, and IWAY helps with that. In accordance with IWAY principles, Traemand has reduced waste and instituted a comprehensive recycling program in its corporate office, evaluated route management to lower carbon emissions in dispatching our workers, and focused on safety programs for our people in the field that have resulted in a remarkable, industry-leading workers comp experience with almost no claims across our 11-year history.