The logging industry in Romania is known for large scale corruption and violence in which international companies have played their role in the past.
Over the last couple of years IKEA has become the largest private forest owner in Romania, a country that is home to some of Europe’s last ancient woodlands which are disappearing at an alarming rate.
In contrast to the sustainble image the Swedish furniture company tries to convey, IKEA is now facing accusations of taking part in exploiting Romania’s natural heritage.
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Im not surprise. Ikea is a big furniture company. What do you expect. They will sure need many woods.
Couldn't watch this video, it makes my stomach turn to see how we are destroying this planet
Corporate greed. Ikeas Green image is a joke.
This documentary was aired years ago. Assuming it’s still happening and people are still buying disposable short time use furniture?
IKEA has recently opened a mega store in my city, on the southern tip of malaysia. Its a frenzy with shoppers buying furniture while the local stores are shunned. Its a shame.
I would rather buy a solid piece of second-hand furniture rather than Ikea stuff. At least with some solid furniture you can rub it down, wax, stain or varnish it and it will look and feel much better.
Thank you for helping spread awareness of this.. the scale of things here is truly concerning but our government is on their payroll so they refuse to act. Our former minister of environment was poisoned with mercury just for daring to propose a cap on what HS can import each year, being told by the standing powers (i.e. PNL, PSD, etc.) that they would lose around €150m per year..
Excellent Mini Documentary 👍
the dark knights of romania
Klaus johannis..protector and patron saint of forests in Romania…. on Schweighofer and Ikea payroll …there are BILLIONS of dollars at stake here …. i doubt this documentary will change anything…. the forest mafia there is just too powerfull…it killed lots of people and will kill lots more …. least this documentary will expose the blood stained furniture ikea sells …..a small piece of the puzzle…. another are the chinese ships lining up in Constanta port paying 3-4 times more then any other for precious wood….
Can the Swedish government rein in Ikea in order to address this problem? Ikea is Hq’d in Sweden, so Swedish government should intervene in every way possible.
I am speechless, this has to stop now before it's going to be too late!
I wish i saw this before i bought new furniture from ikea on 30 december, never again!
Pay no taxes in Australia yet have a high turnover.
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If Ikea was a Chinese brand, EU and US will running foaming in the mouth shouting for sanctions.
Please share this video as much as possible!! It means a lot to us, romanians 🇷🇴😔
Finally, it took so many years to bring this under international attention. As a Romanian i can tell you people have been killed here for trying to fight against illegal deforestation. Most of the logs are imported to Austria and their Mafia is too strong and our politicians too weak…
It boggles my mind that forest land in romania and other parts of Europe is privately owned. How do you own a forest?
Have Europe not heard of renewable timber?
Verify age to view this? lmao Someone doesn't want this to get attention
european saying palm oil make damage the planet and deforesation and how about IKEA the big european company has been make deforestation in europe but no one european banned to buy product by IKEA? this is illegal and unfair attitude just point finger only to palm oil but not criticize to soya bean oil from america and brasil also europe is biggest producer Rapeseed Oil. in europe there are wide land and forest use for plantation rapeseed flowers for rapeseed oil and now IKEA does illegal logging and now europe will use nuclear energy due to crisis energy in europe and they know excatly nuclear energy is destroying the planet.
Treacherous politicians selling our country to foreign corporations
IKEA should at the least give them free *ing wood not "market price"
How is it even legal to own this places. These forests should be national parks! Disturbing 😓
I hope our politicians will finish selling the whole country fast enough and get my citizenship revoked (because if I chose this myself is costing about 800 euros 🤣) as Romania will no longer be called Romania and it will be an industrial private property of some rich company. Stop calling it Mafia, is the politicians who take huge bribes to look away, they then take advantages of others and everyone gets padi to turn a blind eye and they don't realise their kids will have no future… what a shame this country has become. I am lucky enough and spent all my years outside Romania since I was 18 and the only thing that still keeps my connected is just my mom…
Private corporations are DESTROYING beautiful countries and it pisses me off beyond belief
They also use ilegal imigrants from India or Pakistan in Romania for their couch fabrics.But yeah their are removing the base of the food chain and it will affect everything , not only in Romania.
This is horrendous, how corporations will have no shame in breaking laws to rack up profits is insanity
No one seems to care