Getting there requires a clear vision followed by a concrete action plan. The purpose of IKEA's annually-revised sustainability strategy, entitled People & Planet Positive, is to inspire, activate and lead the business in decision-making and goal setting so that we, together, can achieve the big positive changes we want to see – both across the entire IKEA ecosystem and in the world at large.
The strategy identifies three major sustainability challenges that are highly relevant for the IKEA business: climate change, unsustainable consumption, and rising inequality. Each of these in turn lay the foundation for the strategy's three sections: Circular & climate positive; Healthy & sustainable living and Fair & equal. Our sustainability ambitions and commitments are set for 2030 in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Fair & equal is the most recent addition to the strategy, strengthening IKEA's commitment to tackling inequality and putting respect for human rights as a foundation for business operations – from contributing to more resilient societies, focusing on children as a particularly vulnerable group, as well as ensuring a just transition to a net-zero and circular economy. IKEA is committed to providing and promoting living wages and incomes across the value chain.
With the People & planet positive strategy as the guiding framework, we will work together across the IKEA organisation, and beyond, to achieve continuous improvements. And while we don’t have all the answers and cannot achieve our goals alone, we are committed to being collaborative and transparent about what we learn.