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Information for IKEA hauliers

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IKEA recognise that their business has an impact on social and environmental issues, in particular people's working conditions, as well as the environment, both locally and globally.

IKEA's guiding principles when working with these issues 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?

Through these principles IKEA continue to follow their sustainability direction: "The IKEA business shall have an overall positive impact on people and the environment".

In order to maintain these principles throughout the supply chain, IKEA have developed a supplier Code of Conduct called the IKEA Way on Purchasing Products, Materials and Services (IWAY). It comprises the IKEA minimum requirements relating to the Environment and Social & Working Conditions (including Child Labour).


IKEA requires all their suppliers, as well as their sub-suppliers, to work according to the IWAY standards, defining what suppliers can expect from IKEA and specifying what IKEA requires from their suppliers.

Being a strategic supplier to IKEA, P&O Ferrymasters has signed up to IWAY and is fully committed to work according to these standards. Consequently, P&O Ferrymasters also requires its subcontractors who work on the IKEA business to sign-up and commit to the IWAY standards.

Before we use a new subcontractor on any of the IKEA business, they need to have completed and returned a signed copy of the IWAY documents as well as the IKEA Environmental Performance Survey (EPS). A copy of these documents can be found below.

If you have any queries about the IKEA IWAYstandards or the EPS document, please contact your local office or e-mail us at

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Download - 'IWAY Standard'

Download - 'IWAY Standard Transport'

Download - 'IWAY Preventing Child Labour and Supporting Young Workers'