IKEA is a company that has adopted an environmental friendly behavior towards sustainability. This could be a great example for other enterprises too, small or large. Mike Ward, president of IKEA USA, gives a brief description of how solar panels bring clean energy to nearly all of IKEA USA’s stores. He also mentions that beyond the environmental benefits accruing by exploiting renewable energy resoursces, there is also a reduction on energy costs that leads to lower prices for the final products of IKEA.
According to the estimations, through a mix of solar, wind and geothermal installations, IKEA hopes to produce more energy than it consumes by 2020. This might be possible since at the present, 50 percent of Ikea’s energy use comes from renewable sources.