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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 www.thetimes100.co.uk GLOSSARY
Code of conduct: guidelines
that dictate how a supplier should
Legislation: processes that
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
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.
- Fall '10