People and Planet

At IKEA, we believe in the power of business to effect positive change for people and the planet, “Partnering with a social enterprise has allowed us to simultaneously empower the local Indigenous arts community and creatively explore a pathway toward a circular economy.

A positive approach

For many years we’ve focused on economising with resources. We have been making more from less, turning waste into resources, sourcing energy and materials in a responsible way and protecting natural resources. We want to play our part in creating a better life for the people and communities touched by our business. We support education of children, help refugees and participate in different supporting programs via IKEA Foundation and in cooperation with UNICEF.

Towards a more sustainable future

At IKEA, we want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. That’s why we’re going all-in on things that matter - from sourcing all of the cotton we use in our products from more sustainable sources to switching our entire lighting range to an energy-efficient LED.

We are also working towards 100% renewable energy, producing as much as we consume in our operations - and sourcing all of our wood from more sustainable sources by 2020. The IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation have made new commitments that add up to € 1 billion for climate action. But we’re not done yet. In fact, we’re just getting started.

To find out more about sustainability at the IKEA Group:
Download 2014 IKEA Global Sustainability Report
Download our 2015 Sustainability Report
Download our Sustainability Strategy, People & Planet Positive