PEOPLE & PLANET

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 after 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 and American Forests want children to know just how significant forests and planting trees are to cleaning the air and cooling the globe. Ask your children to join you and view this short film.
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SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME
Two men install solar panels on the roof of an IKEA store
ENERGY & RESOURCES
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PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES
ABOUT THE IKEA GROUP
Welcome home
Get an inside look at what we do by exploring About the IKEA Group. Here you’ll find out how we design and develop our products, what’s it like to work for us, and a lot more. Welcome to About the IKEA Group!
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NEWSROOM
Reports and downloads
Here you’ll find our in-depth sustainability reports, strategy documents and downloads. Find out more in Reports & Downloads