PEOPLE & PLANET

Towards a sustainable future
– 2013 in brief

We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economising with resources and helping to create a better everyday life for people. One year on from the launch of our sustainability strategy, People & Planet Positive, we’ve made good progress.
Today, more than 2/3 of our cotton came from more sustainable sources. Over 550,000 solar panels are now installed on IKEA buildings worldwide. That’s enough to cover about 130 football pitches and provide annual electricity needs of 20,300 homes. The 12 million LED bulbs we sold last year helped our customers save a total of €86 million off their yearly energy bill, compared to incandescent bulbs.
But we’re not done yet. We’re just warming up….
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A young girls peels an orange in a kitchen filled with products that make it easier to live more sustainably
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME
Two men install solar panels on the roof of an IKEA store
ENERGY & RESOURCES
A woman and young children in a rural village in India
PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES
This is IKEA
A little IKEA thinking
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Customers enjoy a cup of coffee and relax in an IKEA restaurant
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Reports and downloads
Here you’ll find our in-depth sustainability reports, strategy documents and downloads. Find out more in Reports & Downloads