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IKEA is on a journey towards becoming people & planet positive. Take a look at what we're committed to accomplish today and our goals for 2030.

Becoming people & planet positive

The world is changing rapidly. To meet the challenges we are all facing requires bold ambitions and urgent action. That’s why we’re taking the next big steps in our journey towards becoming people & planet positive.

Take a look at what we are committed to accomplishing today and our goals for 2030.
Download the Inter IKEA 2017 Sustainability Summary Report
Download the 2017 INGKA Holding B.V. Sustainability Summary Report (PDF)

On 20th of June, World Refugee Day, IKEA honours the courage, strength and resilience of refugees.

World Refugee Day

Over 65 million people in the world today have been forced to leave their homes to find safety from war, violence or persecution. On 20th June 2018, World Refugee Day honours the courage, strength and resilience of refugees. Because no matter what they leave behind, they all bring three things with them wherever they go: skills, talents and aspirations. In many different ways, we have been working to create new opportunities for refugees to rebuild their lives and earn a better income. We do this because it is part of our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Inour Husen, Dzanan Kerimovska & Neire Kerimovska work at Yalla Trappan, a social enterprise that provides sewing service in the IKEA Malmö store, Sweden.

Find out more about our support for refugees

Yaser Alwili and Mohammad Al Heswani are very happy with the IKEA refugee inclusion programme.

Removing barriers to employment

People arriving in a new country can find it challenging to access work, and to build a new life for themselves and their families. We want to play a role in removing such barriers. At stores in eight countries, we have refugee inclusion programmes that support refugees to gain work experience, develop language skills and integrate into their new communities.

Read stories about the programmes

Yaser Alwili and Mohammad Al Heswani are very happy with the IKEA refugee inclusion programme.

Designed to create jobs

TILLTALANDE collection sprung from the urgent need to get refugee women, the majority from Syria, into work and into society in collaboration with Jordan women and non-profit organisation Jordan River Foundation. Today, more than 100 artisans are part of the initiative, a number that will double during 2019 and that is expected to reach 400 by the end of 2020.

Read more on Social Entrepreneurs

Open Arms is a social entrepreneur in Texas that offers refugee women employment. Thang Zuali turns leftover IKEA fabric into new products.

Good ethics is good business

Thang Zuali is one of six Burmese refugees sewing their lives back together by turning leftover IKEA fabric into new products. Open Arms in Austin, Texas is a USA-Made sustainable apparel and sewn goods manufacturer that’s in the business of empowering refugee women through fair-wage employment.

Read more on Social Entrepreneurs

IKEA Foundation supports the International Rescue Committee with a €5 million grant for work training. Patience, 21, is one of the participants.

IKEA Foundation supports training and business grants for refugees

The IKEA Foundation* is supporting the International Rescue Committee (IRC) with a €5 million grant to help improve the lives of both refugees and young Kenyans living in Nairobi’s informal settlements. By offering business-skills training, start-up grants, apprenticeships, and connections to local employers, the IRC is helping thousands of vulnerable people improve their chances for a better future.

*The philanthropic arm of IKEA Group

Find out how the IKEA Foundation supports refugees


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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.

The IKEA Concept

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.

Democratic Design

We believe in choosing materials responsibly, and we aim for renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible.

Choosing materials

We believe in choosing materials responsibly, and we aim for renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible.

Choosing materials

Dive into life at home, financial results and get to know who we are in IKEA Group Yearly Summary 2017

About the IKEA Group

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. The IKEA Group has 355 stores in 29 countries (as of August 31, 2017).

About the IKEA Group

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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.

Working at the IKEA Group

Check out our available jobs

IKEA products must be safe, from both a health and environmental perspective.

Product Safety

Affordable products are at the heart of everything we do. That doesn’t mean that we compromise on quality or safety. IKEA products must be safe, from both a health and environmental perspective.

Product Safety

IKEA is on a journey towards becoming people & planet positive. Take a look at what we're committed to accomplish today and our goals for 2030.

People & Planet

We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. See what we are doing now and our ambitions for the future.

People & Planet

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.

On the factory floor

A female IKEA store co-worker helping a female customer find information.

Newsroom

Find out more about what’s going on at IKEA.

Latest News

Dive into life at home and explore IKEA Highlights 2017.

IKEA Highlights

Check out this year’s top stories from around the IKEA world. IKEA Highlights is about people, life at home,  design and innovation. From the future of augmented reality, to giving plastic PET bottles a new lease on life, this is where we celebrate the very best of 2017.

IKEA Highlights