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Social impact

We want to help build a society that’s fairer and more equal. To do this we will put people first and grow our business in an inclusive way. We will respect and encourage diversity and equality, and promote decent and meaningful work, enabling people to provide a good life for themselves and their families.

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Make LGBT+ people feel at home

Everybody should have somewhere they’re welcome and accepted. But only half of LGBT+ people feel they can be open about who they are, even with their family. Together, let’s make the LGBT+ community feel at home.

How you can support LGBT+ people
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Working with social entrepreneurs for a better future

One way we’re creating a better everyday life for the many people is by promoting social entrepreneurs to create long-lasting, positive change for those who need it most.

Learn more about Social Entrepreneurship
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Together for all refugees

All of us have the right to feel at home — no matter who we are or where we come from. Join us to take action for all refugees.

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Let’s change the narrative around refugees

At IKEA, we want to play our part in building a society where all thrive and feel welcome. We’re convinced that all people have the right to tell their stories – the more stories, the better.

Learn how we’re changing the narrative
Learn how we’re changing the narrative
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Suppliers – our partners in responsible business

Our suppliers are our partners in affecting positive change. Together we work to run our businesses in a socially and environmentally responsible way, creating a better everyday life for people around the world.

Learn more about our suppliers

A little place mat that makes a big difference

Made from Vietnamese water hyacinth, SOARÉ may seem like a simple place mat. However, it also keeps local waterways passable, preserves traditional handicrafts and earns the weavers extra money.

Promoting ethical hand-weaving

Together with our suppliers, we’re working to improve the way hand-made rugs are produced in India and Bangladesh, ensuring more care for the environment, good working conditions and better gender equality.

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IKEA sustainability ambitions for 2030

The IKEA Sustainability Strategy – People & Planet Positive – sets out our goals for transforming the IKEA business, the industries in the IKEA value chain and life at home for people all across the world.

Learn about our Sustainability Strategy