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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is a key to success, diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.

At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.

We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognised for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.


    Be someone’s home this IDAHOBIT, and every day

    IKEA recognises that in a time when we are confined to our houses, but perhaps not our homes, LGBT+ people risk being more stigmatised, discriminated and isolated than ever before.

    To mark this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), we're inviting everyone to be a shelter for all those in the LGBT+ community who suffer discrimination and struggle to find comfort in their families and social circles.

    To further our commitment, we’ve released an LGBT+ rainbow flag version of our iconic FRAKTA bag, STORSOMMA, with 100% of profits donated to local LGBT+ initiatives, causes and charities across the UK and Ireland.

    We can all provide a safe and welcoming space. We can all be someone’s home – on 17th May, and every day.


    Inclusion

    Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in our values and in our vision. We believe in creating a work environment where all co-workers feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

    At IKEA, this means building collaborative ways of working and practicing inclusive behaviours every day. It is about making the most of our differences.

    An IKEA wrench, symbolising furniture for the many at a low price.

    We believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better

    Two IKEA Restaurant co-workers from different ethnical backgrounds, symbolising the IKEA standpoint for equality.
    A red, heart-shaped cushion with huggy arms is an old IKEA product is used to say "Welcome to work for IKEA!".

    Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility

    IKEA store co-workers, one man and two women, in handyman work clothes, symbolising our ambition for gender balance.

    We take a stand for LGBT+ inclusion

    At Ingka Group, we believe everyone deserves fair treatment and equal opportunities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s why every year, on May 17th, we celebrate IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, to stand up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    Celebrating IDAHOT means committing to creating an inclusive work environment where all our LGBT+ co-workers feel welcomed, respected and appreciated for who they are. It means acknowledging that everybody should bring their whole self to work, and understanding that LGBT+ inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

    Let’s go all in on equality!

    IKEA store co-workers, one man and one women, in similar work clothes, symbolising our ambition for gender balance.

    Gender equality

    We see gender equality at the heart of human rights. Our ambition is to reach gender equality at Ingka Group which goes beyond a 50/50 gender balance in all levels and positions. Gender equality is also about creating an inclusive culture where women and men are valued for their unique contributions and impact the culture of the organisation in their unique and complementing ways. Because when people have the same opportunities to grow everyone wins.

    Equality works better!

    That’s why Ingka Group fosters a work environment that enables women and men to succeed equally – all over the world, 365 days a year.


    LGBT+ Inclusion

    We support our LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + all other sexual orientations and gender identities) co-workers´ right to be themselves. Our aim is to create a fully inclusive work environment and to provide equal opportunities, contributing to a positive change in all areas of our business and in society.

    Did you know?

    We have joined Workplace Pride Foundation and Stonewall, two organisations focused on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. We have also co-created and endorsed the UN Standards of Conduct on tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people in the workplace and in the community.


    Work areas

    Legal & Governance

    You help us stay on track and in line in a changing world. You love harmonising local and international law with the best interests of IKEA and its customers. Your diligence keeps our business on top of the legalities and guidelines governance requires. Your integrity is unquestioned, your capacity is vast and your dedication to detail is vital.

    Logistics & Supply Chain

    Getting this from here to there. Or ten thousand of these to all of those places. You thrive on the strategic and tactical challenge it takes to assure availability of IKEA products and range all around the world at the highest quality and lowest possible cost. Making sure customers can buy BILLY online in the morning and have it at home by the time they go to bed.

    Marketing & Communication

    You are the IKEA voice. In every place and in every channel where IKEA speaks. In words. In pictures. And maybe in virtual worlds and more. Your mission is to build the brand and inspire people to find value in all we have to offer. And to keep your fellow co-workers informed, engaged and connected in a constantly changing business environment.

    Material & Innovation

    Who would ever think of such a thing? Well…you would! You delve deep into emerging technologies and materials. You develop solutions and build the platforms that will define the IKEA range in the decades to come. Sustainable, attractive, compatible, healthy and safe. All to deliver products that really do make IKEA customers’ lives better.

    People & HR

    You support the IKEA business through people processes based on the IKEA values and a unique view on people. You believe different experiences and backgrounds collectively make us wiser and stronger. You work hard to bring the best people on board. And you create a sturdy foundation for them to bloom into their best selves as they build the business too. You believe in people.