IKEA launches VÄXELBRUK – a collection of textile products made from recycled co-worker uniforms

IKEA launches VÄXELBRUK, a collection made from recycled co-worker uniforms collected from IKEA stores across Europe. Through this pilot project, IKEA has explored how to give a second life to used clothing and manage recycling processes within the IKEA value chain. The VÄXELBRUK series will be available in selected IKEA stores in Europe from February 2024. From 2020 to 2022, IKEA introduced a new design of co-worker clothing globally in IKEA customer meeting points. During this time, IKEA also collected numerous pallets of old co-worker uniforms from its stores across…

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IKEA announces new commitments to support integration of refugees

IKEA announces new commitments for forcibly displaced people by 2027 at the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. With these commitments, IKEA continues its work to the integration of refugees by supporting them in finding meaningful work, promoting their social inclusion, and empowering them to advocate for their rights.  Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, is launching a new commitment to increase the employability of an additional 3,000 refugees and asylum seekers by the end of 2027. IKEA Social Entrepreneurship along with Cisco Foundation and implementation partner NESsT, support…

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WWF and IKEA have initiated two projects to address forest degradation in Colombia and Brazil

WWF and Inter IKEA have extended their 20-year collaboration to include new projects in Colombia and Brazil. These projects aim to safeguard biodiversity and landscapes while also empowering local communities and curbing the alarming loss of forests.  In Brazil, a new project focuses on addressing environmental loss in the Atlantic Forest biome, the Cerrado biome, and the Tapajós river basin in the Amazon. The initiative aims to halt the conversion of natural forests to plantations through landscape conservation and recovery activities. Together with local organisations, a forest hub is being…

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Ingka Group (IKEA) and H2 Green Steel sign agreement for the supply of Green Steel across its warehouse operations

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, announces it has signed an agreement with H2 Green Steel for the delivery of Green Steel, to be used in IKEA warehouse racking. The agreement forms part of Ingka Group’s ongoing action to reduce its climate footprint and will account for 50% of warehouse racking purchased globally. “The innovation of companies like H2 Green Steel holds great potential for a positive business and climate impact. We are delighted to announce this agreement, as we also want to inspire other businesses to follow. Significant steel…

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JSW Steel, IKEA and Flipkart to pilot electric trucks as part of Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative

JSW Steel, IKEA and Flipkart will be launching pilots to introduce electric trucks in their logistical fleets in India. The programme will be rolled out under Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative. The evidence from the pilot will accelerate the decarbonisation of transport in India. JSW Steel and IKEA are part of the EV100+ initiative, while Flipkart is an EV100 signatory.   A Climate Group analysis found that while medium and heavy diesel trucks (MHDT) are responsible for around 45 percent of on-road emissions they are only around 2 percent of on-road vehicles…

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