On 8th March 2018, IKEA Group celebrates International Women’s Day, honouring the effort to build a more inclusive and equal world.
As a humanistic company, we believe that gender equality is good for our co-workers and our customers. We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities. We work together to close the gender gap and other inequalities. When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better.
Today 49% of leaders at IKEA Group are women, and the goal is to reach gender balance in all levels of leadership, functions, and positions. When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better.
IKEA currently has partnerships with social enterprises in India, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, USA, Canada, Uganda, Romania and Jordan and so contributes to the livelihoods of more than 10,500 people.
New IKEA Foundation grant helps women fight for their rights
When women’s rights are respected, women can make incredible changes in their communities. That’s why the IKEA Foundation supports more than 20 programmes worldwide to help women lead the way. A new grant of €3.5 million to PRADAN is helping women in India form self-help groups so their voices won’t be ignored. Now they can earn a better income and access government funding for schools and healthcare in their communities. Because equality works better…for EVERYONE.
Supporting a more sustainable agriculture and better animal welfare
We believe in a new vision for the food industry. One which positively impacts the lives of people, the planet and also the lives of animals. That’s why the IKEA Food Better Programmes support a shift towards better animal welfare and a more sustainable food system.
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.
Check out this year’s top stories from around the IKEA world. IKEA Highlights is about people, life at home, design and innovation. From the future of augmented reality, to giving plastic PET bottles a new lease on life, this is where we celebrate the very best of 2017.