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Unformatted text preview: rchasing Home Furnishing Products (IWAY). This contains minimum rules and guidelines that help manufacturers to reduce the impact of their activities on the environment. The IWAY code complies with international legislation. A product in use should not have a harmful effect upon consumers or their environment. For example, it should not cause allergies. If it uses energy, it should do so efficiently. When a product comes to the end of its useful life, it should be possible to reclaim or recycle the materials that make up the product. Such materials can then be re-used for making other products. The secondary sector GLOSSARY Code of conduct: guidelines that dictate how a supplier should act. Legislation: processes that create laws. Value-added: stages within the supply chain that add to or change a product increasing the difference between the value of the product and the value of its inputs. Audit: analysing documentation and records. Business principles: standards set by companies that guide how they behave. Manufacturers within the secondary sector create IKEA products from raw materials. As products move through the supply chain, the process of value-added takes place. IKEA designs many of its products so that the smallest amount of resources can make the best products. For example, IKEA saves on resources by using hollow legs in furniture (e.g. the OGLA dining chair). Another example is by using a honeycomb-paper filling material instead of solid wood for the inside of table tops (e.g. the LACK series). As manufacturers or suppliers add value to products, the IWAY code of practice identifies IKEA’s minimum requirements. The IWAY code of practice expects suppliers to: • follow national and international laws • not use child labour • not use woods and glues from non-sustainable forests • reduce their waste and emissions • contribute to recycling • follow health and safety requirements • care for the environment • take care of...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course MGT 3501 taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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