Towards a sustainable future: 2014 in brief
We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economizing 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 76% of our cotton comes from more sustainable sources. Over 700,000 solar panels are now installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we’ve committed to own and operate 224 wind turbines. We’re making energy efficient LED lighting more affordable, enabling many more people to live more sustainably and reduce their electricity bills. 75% of all the lighting products sold in 2014 were LED or compatible with LED bulbs. But we’re not done yet. We’re just warming up...
IKEA waste sorting bins and bags
A young girls peels an orange in a kitchen filled with products that make it easier to live more sustainably
Two men install solar panels on the roof of an IKEA store
A woman and young children in a rural village in India
Climate Committed
IKEA Canada CEO Stefan Sjöstrand recently addressed Pan-American government leaders at the Climate Summit of the Americas, outlining IKEA’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change and encouraging leaders to take bold action. Most recently, IKEA Canada has installed electric vehicle (EV) charge points at all stores across the country, supporting customers to travel to and from its stores in a low-carbon way.

The IKEA Group has recently committed a further €1 billion to slow the effects of climate change, accelerating its goal to produce more renewable energy than the total energy it consumes worldwide by 2020.

IKEA Group CEO Peter Agnefjäll addressed the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014 to encourage governments and businesses around the world to take bold action to address climate change, and IKEA will continue to support these efforts leading up to and beyond COP21 in Paris in December 2015.
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