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Equality, 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 IKEA, 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.

Two IKEA co-workers leaning over a wooden frame. They are both wearing lanyards and are smiling.
Two IKEA co-workers leaning over a wooden frame. They are both wearing lanyards and are smiling.


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.

We believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better

Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility

Building a gender equal business

At IKEA we believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and given equal opportunities, no matter what their gender is.

We’re committed to reaching true gender equality. That means ensuring equal opportunities for both women and men, and reaching 50/50 gender balance in all countries, levels and positions, including boards and committees. We believe that greater gender balance benefits everyone. With our 50/50 commitment, we focus on having more women in predominantly male roles, as well as more men in predominantly female roles.

Whatever the role or position, everyone at IKEA should expect to be paid equally for work of equal value. We’re members of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) and have pledged to secure gender equal pay throughout IKEA.

Building a gender equal business means creating an inclusive culture where both women and men are valued for their unique contributions and are able to impact the culture of the organisation. Because when people have the same opportunities to grow everyone wins.

Work areas

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.

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.