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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.
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.
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.
Find out more about our support for refugees
Inour Husen, Dzanan Kerimovska & Neire Kerimovska work at Yalla Trappan, a social enterprise that provides sewing service in the IKEA Malmö store, Sweden.
Open Arms is a social entrepreneur in Texas that offers refugee women employment. Thang Zuali turns leftover IKEA fabric into new products.Yaser Alwili and Mohammad Al Heswani are very happy with the IKEA refugee inclusion programme.Amneh Al Gawanmeh, artisan at Jordan River Foundation, collaborated with IKEA in creating the collection TILLTALANDE.
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 learn how to integrate into their new countries.
Read stories about the programmes
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 non-profit organization Jordan River Foundation. Today, more than 100 artisans are part of the initiative, a number that will double during next year and that is expected to reach 400 by the end of 2020.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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.
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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.
 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.
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