Product Recycling Fund
The price of this item includes a contribution to a Product recycling fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

People Planet Positive

We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economising with resources and helping to create a better everyday life for the many people. Whether we are helping customer live a more sustainable life at home, being a more responsible company, or caring for people and communities touched by our business.

> Read more about our sustainability strategy



At IKEA we have loads of money-saving products and solutions to help you save energy and water, and reduce waste, and live a more sustainable life at home. They may seem like small things – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!





The Live LAGOM Project

The Live LAGOM Project is an exciting challenge where we give co-workers the chance to make their homes more sustainable with £450 worth of IKEA products. We then asked them to tell us how they got on throughout the year. Welcom to #LiveLAGOM.
> Read more about The Live LAGOM Project
> Read "Hidden Gems" Sustainability brochure



For a long time we have been making more from less; it’s part of our heritage. We’re also busy turning waste into resources, sourcing food and materials in a responsible way and protecting natural resources. And because we want to become energy independent, we’re making the switch to renewable energy.

Energy
Independence

By 2020 IKEA will be 100% renewable, producing as much renewable energy as we consume.

Responsible
Forestry

We are working with WWF and others to combat illegal logging and promote responsible timber trade.

Sustainable
Cotton

By the end of 2015, our target is that all cotton used in our products will be from more sustainable sources.


> Learn more about Energy and Resources





Furniture recycling

We are happy to take your existing bed, mattress, sofa or appliance away for you, when we deliver your new purchase for a non-profit fee. We have partnered with a number of charity organisations who will try to give your old furniture a new life with local families in need of some support.
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We love your waste

We want to make recycling as easy as possible, which is why we offer the possibility of recycling your waste in IKEA stores. Did you know that you can recycle your old batteries and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs in our Customer Returns Area.

Electric Vehicle Charging

As part of our commitment to renewable energy, we have installed electric vehicle charging points across all of our UK stores.
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Charge your car for free at the Birmingham store, in the customer car park near the entrance.



We want to play our part in creating a better life for the people and communities touched by our business. This has always been part of our approach, and it is even more important today as our business continues to grow around the world.

We Believe
in Children

We do everything we can to act in the best interests of children. Whether it’s how we a design our products or the steps we have taken to eliminate child labour.

Building Good
Relationships

We want to make sure everyone at IKEA is treated fairly, including our global suppliers with requirements relating to environment, social impact and working conditions.

IKEA
Foundation

The IKEA Foundation supports programs run by well-regarded organisations, like UNICEF, to help children and youth living in the world’s poorest communities.


> Learn more about People and Communities





Store Tours

Here at IKEA Birmingham we offer community groups of all ages and sizes, the opportunity to see how IKEA works behind the scenes. Over the years our visitors have learned why IKEA flat packs, how we are a zero waste to landfill store and how we save energy.
> Email the team for more details

Community Support Package

We are dedicated to giving back to the local community while being regarded by our customers and co-workers as a socially responsible company. Each year IKEA Birmingham supports a community project that will have a positive impact on children, their families and the communities they live in.
> Read more about how to apply for community support