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Film telling the story of the IKEA ODGER chair, made of renewable wood and recycled plastics, showing its journey from sketches to ready chair.

Innovative design

The ODGER chair is made to stand out, pairing great design and comfort with sustainable innovation – without hiding its origin. The material’s mix of renewable wood and recycled plastics is allowed to make its characteristic mark on the smooth surface. ODGER was anything but easy to develop, but may be the most straightforward chair we’ve ever made – with the assembly just a couple of clicks away.

Learn more about Innovative design

We’re on a journey towards using only recycled and/or renewable plastics. Today that is true for about one third of our plastic items.

Materials that make a difference

Being a large business comes with large responsibilities, to the planet and to all of us who share it. So even if we aim to keep our prices low, we don’t do it at any cost – if we don’t decide to take on the extra cost ourselves, that is. Take ISTAD, the re-sealable plastic bag that we now make with bioplastic instead of conventional plastic. The shift makes the production more costly, but the price our customers pay remains the same.
By working with others and challenging ourselves, our goal is to secure long-term access to sustainable raw materials and change the way the whole industry works.

Learn more about the way we choose materials

PÅTÅR special edition is a single-origin high-quality 100% Arabica coffee from the White Nile region in Uganda. It’s a fresh and fruity medium roast with hints of vanilla and caramel.

PÅTÅR special edition: A single-origin high-quality 100% Arabica coffee from Uganda

Uganda is the biggest coffee exporting country in Africa, yet the average size of a coffee farm is less than 0,25 hectare – just a quarter the size of a football field. It’s difficult to run a profitable business with such small resources. To help support economic independence of farmers, as well as more sustainable farming practices, IKEA has teamed up with a coffee project in Uganda. As a result, we’re happy to be the first global retailer to make single-origin coffee from the White Nile region broadly available.

Learn more about the special PÅTÅR coffee and our work with Social Entrepreneurs

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For a great cup of coffee

IKEA coffee beans come from family farms and small-scale cooperatives in South America, with the recent addition of Uganda in Africa. All our coffee is both UTZ certified and organically grown according to EU standards without the use of chemicals and pesticides. UTZ works to improve a number of areas for farmers, including growing methods. This helps to lower costs and increase crop quality and yields, which improves the livelihoods of farmers. Workers earn a living wage and farmers get a fairer share of the profits. It means their children can go to school and have time for play too.

Learn more about food that is good in more ways than one

 A well-dressed man standing in front of a mirror in a light bedroom, carrying a FRAKTA bag on his shoulder like a statement piece.

The blue bag – the most hardworking bag in the world

30 years after its release, we think it’s about time we honour what might be the most hardworking bag in the world. It’s been talked about, made into dog-ponchos, used as a fashion accessory and for exercising – and we think that’s great. But the truth is, this plain piece of plastic has an even bigger meaning than that. It summarises everything we believe in: that design, function, and quality shouldn’t be just for a few.

 


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The IKEA Concept

At the heart of the IKEA concept is our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people.
 
RIGGAD work lamp with wireless charging

Democratic Design

We feel good design combines form, function, quality, sustainability at a low price. We call it “Democratic Design” - we believe good home furnishing is for everyone.

Democratic Design

We believe in choosing materials responsibly, and we aim for renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible.

Choosing materials

We believe in choosing materials responsibly, and we aim for renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible.

Choosing materials

A woman and a child playing happily in a METOD kitchen.

About the IKEA Group

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. The IKEA Group has 340 stores in 28 countries (as of August 31, 2016).
 
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Working at the IKEA Group

We believe that each and everyone has something unique to offer. So discover what it’s like to work at IKEA, and see our available jobs.
 
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People & Planet

Working for a positive impact on people and the planet is about supporting a healthier and more sustainable life at home, using energy and resources in a more sustainable way – and taking responsibility for people and communities.

A sustainable life at home
Live LAGOM 2017

Live lagom

The Swedish word Lagom means just the right amount is best. We love it because it’s what living a rewarding but responsible life is all about: not denying yourself or sacrificing what you love, while not taking from the planet more than you need. We all can do better when it comes to living LAGOM/sustainably (saving more, wasting less, growing your own food and living an active lifestyle).

Learn more about Live LAGOM

Two women inspecting an anthracite-coloured door front made from 100% recycled waste.

On the factory floor

We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere. Together with our suppliers, we always look for new and smarter ways of doing things. 
 
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Newsroom

Find out more about what’s going on at IKEA.

Latest News
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IKEA Highlights

IKEA Highlights are stories from all over the IKEA world, describing this year’s accomplishments.

IKEA Highlights