365 days flew by, but we don’t want to forget. In three annual summaries we capture the year that has passed. In numbers and in stories, we fill them with our accomplishments, learnings and future visions to share with you. So go ahead - dive into life at home, read about financial results, get to know who we are, and how we’ve worked to put people and planet first.
For years, the IKEA Group has been continuously developing a supportive infrastructure for diversity and inclusion. It starts with daily inclusive behaviours, and includes building competence around gender equality and exploring our unconscious bias. It also covers HR practices and policies such as flexible work arrangements, recruitment, succession, benefits, competence development and mentoring. As of September 2016, approximately half of IKEA Group’s managers around the world are women (48%).
As of Sept 1st 2015, all cotton used in IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources. This means it’s grown with less water, chemical fertiliser and pesticide, while increasing profit margins for farmers. For over a decade, IKEA has been taking steps to transform the way cotton is produced, working with partners like the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) with WWF.
Play is a right of every child under the UN conventions on the Rights of the Child. The new IKEA Good Cause campaign, Let’s Play for Change, focuses on children’s right to play and develop. For every children’s book and toy sold during the campaign period (Nov 20th to Dec 24th), the IKEA wFoundation will donate € 1 to projects supporting children’s development, learning, equal participation, sports and play.
With more and more people living in urban places, there’s an increased need for easy and flexible transportation.
Having a car in a city is often not a practical solution. Awarded a Red Dot Design Award in the category “Best of the Best” for its groundbreaking design, let us introduce SLADDA bicycle with accessories. This bike is developed to solve everyday transportation needs in a city. With rust- and oil-free belt drive, automatic gears and smart accessories such as a practical trailer, this is truly a complete system that supports living a sustainable and healthy life in the city.
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Every product we create is our idea for making home a better place. At the IKEA Group, we have 340 stores in 28 countries (as of August 31, 2016).
We have loads of affordable products and solutions to help you live a more sustainable life at home. They may seem like small things – LED bulbs, recycling waste baskets, food storage containers and the like – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!