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Diversity & inclusion

An IKEA co-worker, in a yellow and black shirt, helping two customers in the store.

Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness makes us all grow

Caring for people, diversity and inclusion is embedded in our vision and in our values. At IKEA Group, we see diversity and inclusion as the right thing to do. Recognising our co-workers’ differences contributes to creativity and supports our growth. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognised for their diverse talents, and where co-workers can be themselves.
 
Simply put: we believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better!

An inclusive workplace for all!

By supporting all our co-workers’ right to bring their whole self to work, we create a more innovative and desirable workplace; and we also gain a business advantage.

At IKEA we stand for human rights of all people, regardless pf their  age, gender identity, sexual orienta­tion, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, marital or family status.

An inclusive workplace for all!

At IKEA Group we stand for fair treatment and equal opportunities, and support the human rights of all people. We make no difference of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, marital or family status, or any other dimension of their identity. For us, supporting our co-workers’ right to be themselves is the only way forward as a humanistic, values driven company. And we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more creative and innovative, as members challenge each other to think and act differently.

All our leaders are responsible to identify barriers for diversity and inclusion in their part of the organisation and to minimise them. Inclusion is the responsibility of every co-worker; it begins with everyone believing in and wanting to work in an inclusive work environment. This means we all have to stand up for ourselves and for others.
 

As a means of supporting human rights and equality, IKEA Group has endorsed and contributed to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBT+ people. “As a humanistic and values driven company, we want to create a fully inclusive work environment and contribute to positive change in all areas of our business and in society. Endorsing these Standards of Conduct is a huge step in this direction. It makes us very proud, and at the same time puts a pressure on us to be good role models and to create a truly inclusive workplace”, says Sari Brody, Equality and Leadership Manager at IKEA Group.

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Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes

At IKEA Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and for our business. Working with differences helps us grow both as individuals and as an organisation.

Two female IKEA co-workers  embracing each other.

Gender equality

Gender equality is a human right. Our ambition is to reach gender equality at IKEA Group which goes beyond a 50/50% gender balance in all levels and positions. Gender equality is also about creating an inclusive culture where all genders are valued for their unique contributions. 
 
That is why... we have been working with the gender agenda for over a decade. We are proud to be part of the first UN high-level panel on Women Economic Empowerment to help unlock potential for women to fully participate in the economy and achieve financial independence. 
One male IKEA co-worker talking with two customers, one female and one male.

LGBT+

We support our LGBT+ co-workers’ right to be themselves; we provide equal opportunities to develop at the IKEA Group and to contribute to our business. We actively aim at creating a fully inclusive work environment, contributing to a positive change in all areas of our business and in society.

That is why we... have joined Workplace Pride, a non-profit umbrella organisation that strives for greater acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace. That is also why we have endorsed and contributed to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBT+ people that was launched globally September 2017.

”Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility”


Inclusion

Inclusion at IKEA Group is about creating a work environment in which our co-workers are successful because they feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. It is about developing an infrastructure with collaborative ways of working; it is about practicing inclusive behaviours daily and making the most of our differences.

Meet co-worker Irina Sukhareva and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in Russia.

Meet Irina Sukhareva,

the Distribution Centre Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA Russia.
 
Meet co-worker Alejandra Pinol and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in China.

Meet Alejandra Piñol,

the Country Human Resources Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA China.

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Inclusion in practice

A truly inclusive workplace contributes to our creativity and business results.