People & communities

An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home. An Indian woman and children dressed in bright colours standing outside their adobe home.

Putting people first

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.
 

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Our vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people” includes our co-workers, customers, the co-workers of our suppliers and the communities where they live.

Human rights
Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes. Women and men working on a production line in a factory packing products into boxes.

SUPPLIERS

We want everyone to feel good about the products we sell, which is why we put a lot of work into our supplier relationships – and those relationships that reach beyond ours.

Suppliers
Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. The social enterprises we partner with employ local artisans – mostly women who live in rural areas, with previously limited or no access to paid work and sustainable income.

Social Entrepreneurs

 

A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background. A young child carrying a baby on his shoulders with a UNICEF refugee tent in the background.

IKEA FOUNDATION

No matter what the circumstances, every child deserves a place to call home, a healthy start in life, a quality education and a sustainable family income.

IKEA Foundation
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Customers and co-workers helping together

Each year IKEA co-workers and customers have joined together in campaigns to help create a better everyday life for the less fortunate. This year the campaign will raise money for the charities Handicap International, Room to Read, Save the Children, Special Olympics, UNICEF, and War Child. The money goes to good causes that specifically will focus on children’s right to play and develop, highlighting the benefits of play for all children.
 
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Refugees

As the refugee crisis continues to unfold, we have been active in supporting local organisations with essential items needed to provide better conditions for newly arrived refugees. Many IKEA co-workers are volunteering their time and assisting refugees to re-establish their lives in new communities. 

Refugees