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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 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, recognized 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.

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 behaviors every day. It is about making the most of our differences.

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We believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better

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Illustration of a red heart with arms against a white background.

Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility


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This bag can handle anything

Between June 1 - August 31, 2020, 30 cents from each sale of our small rainbow STORSTORMMA bag will support efforts at The Ali Forney Center and Los Angeles LGBTQ Center, up to $50,000 per charity.


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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.

Our aim is to create a fully inclusive work environment where all our LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + all other sexual orientations and gender identities) co-workers feel welcomed, respected and appreciated for who they are. We believe that everyone has the right to bring their entire selves to work, and we see LGBT+ inclusion as everyone’s responsibility.

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.

Did you know?
We have joined Workplace Pride Foundation and Stonewall, two organizations 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.

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Building a gender equal business

At Ingka Group 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 Ingka Group 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 Ingka.

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 organization. Because when people have the same opportunities to grow everyone wins.


Work areas

Legal & Governance

You help us stay on track and in line in a changing world. You love harmonizing 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.

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.

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.

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.


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