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Thanks to our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the IKEA Foundation granted the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) funding to bring renewable energy to hundreds of thousands of refugees. Now we are seeing how refugee families rediscover their own powers.
Powering a brighter future for refugees
Refugee camps can be dark places, especially once the sun goes down. Without electricity, there’s no light to study or work by, no refrigerator to keep food fresh, and no way to speed up household chores such as washing clothes. Thanks to our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the IKEA Foundation granted the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) funding to bring light and renewable energy to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Now we are seeing how the campaign is helping refugee families rediscover their own powers.
Watch a film about how electricity is brightening life for Syrian refugees
Introducing: The most hardworking bag in the world
Finally 30 years after its release, we think it’s about time we honour what might be the most hardworking bag in the world. It’s been talked about, made into dog-ponchos, used as a fashion accessory and for exercising–and we think that’s great. But the truth is, this plain piece of plastic has an even bigger meaning than that, it summarises everything we believe in: That design, function, and quality shouldn’t be just for a few.
See our film about the most hardworking bag in the world
Introducing: The most hardworking bag in the world
Empowering women empowers us all
Social entrepreneurs use business to create social change. We partner with business-minded women in rural areas, local artisans with previously little or no access to paid, sustainable income. The collaboration gives us inspiration, and access to skilled artisans working with traditional handicrafts. And products that are handmade in limited numbers and sold in selected IKEA stores around the world.
Learn how IKEA Group co-creates change with social entrepreneurs
Three Indian women preparing fibres from the stem of banana plants, which will be made into handwoven baskets.
Since September 1st 2015, all cotton in IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources, recycled, or grown with less water, chemical fertiliser and pesticide.
100% cotton from more sustainable sources – but we won’t stop there!
Since September 1st 2015, all cotton in IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources, recycled, or grown with less water, chemical fertiliser and pesticide. We’re pleased to have reached our 100% target, but we won’t stop there. IKEA is focusing on water, as cotton is one of the most high-impact crops when it comes to water. Better water management helps cotton farming to develop in an even more sustainable way.
Learn more about our work with more sustainable cotton
The faces of 12 co-workers, illustrating the fact that everyone at IKEA is seen as a talent. That’s also the reasoning behind the global internal people event IKEA Talent Focus Week.
When our co-workers grow, IKEA grows
At IKEA everyone is seen as a talent. Our co-workers are our most valuable asset and what make us succesful. That’s why we’ve launched the global internal people event IKEA Talent Focus Week. All around the world we enable our co-workers to explore what really makes them unique and how that can help them define their many ways to grow at IKEA. In the future we will need many more talents. Would you like to become one of us?
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Get the big picture from IKEA
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The IKEA Concept
At the heart of the IKEA concept is our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people.
At IKEA, we believe that design is for everyone. We strive to create products that are beautiful, functional, sustainable, high quality and affordable. Like the LISABO coffee table in ash veneer, winner of the international Red Dot award for design.
Democratic Design
We feel good design combines form, function, quality, sustainability at a low price. We call it “Democratic Design” - we believe good home furnishing is for everyone.
A woman and a child playing happily in a METOD kitchen.
About the IKEA Group
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. The IKEA Group has 340 stores in 28 countries (as of August 31, 2016).
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Working at the IKEA Group
We believe that each and everyone has something unique to offer. So discover what it’s like to work at IKEA, and see our available jobs.
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People & Planet
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.
Two women inspecting an anthracite-coloured door front made from 100% recycled waste.
On the factory floor
We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere. Together with our suppliers, we always look for new and smarter ways of doing things.
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Find out more about what’s going on at IKEA.
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IKEA Highlights
IKEA Highlights are stories from all over the IKEA world, describing this year’s accomplishments.
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PEOPLE & PLANET
We have loads of affordable products and solutions tohelp you live a more sustainable life at home. They may seem like small things – LED bulbs, recycling waste baskets, food storage containers and the like – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!
Two women inspecting an anthracite-coloured door front made from 100% recycled waste.wo women inspecting an anthracite-coloured door front made from 100% recycled waste.
ON THE FACTORY FLOOR
This section will show you how we work with suppliers to keep prices low without compromising quality. And how things like factory-floor innovations, taking social responsibility and our focus on long-term relationships relate to the products you buy.