People & planet

We’re going all-in for a more sustainable future

At IKEA, we want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economising resources and helping to create a better everyday life for people. And now we’ve made a big step forward. We’re going all in with more sustainable cotton and LED lighting.
Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED Cotton from more sustainable sources and IKEA is all-in with 100% LED
From September 2015, all the cotton in our products will come from more sustainable sources. This is good news for you, farmers and the environment. At the same time, we’re switching to 100% LED, making this sustainable light source more affordable and beautiful. These are just two of the ways we can help people all over the world live more sustainably.  

We also now have more than 700,000 solar panels installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we’ve committed to owning and operating 334 wind turbines. But we’re not done yet. We’re just warming up...
 
 
 
Cotton image: WWF
 
 

A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen. A young girl kneels on a step stool, peeling an orange, in an all white kitchen.

SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME

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

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 & resources
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PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

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.

People & communities