Insights from new global study: people perceive high cost and lack of support as main barriers towards healthy and sustainable living

The newly released GlobeScan research shows that people around the world express a strong desire to live healthier and more sustainable, but the majority have not made major changes. Almost half of people think it’s too expensive. These insights confirm that IKEA has an important role to play by providing affordable and desirable solutions that inspires and enables the many people to healthier, more sustainable lives. Between June and July 2021, more than 30,000 people in 31 markets were surveyed about their attitudes, opinions, and behaviors linked to more sustainable…

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IKEA joins other global companies to only purchase zero emission fuels for ocean shipping by 2040

IKEA joins forces with several global companies by signing the 2040 ambition statement through the collaborative platform Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels, facilitated by the Aspen Institute. The ambition statement makes it clear that global transport buyers want zero-carbon shipping, and rapidly accelerating decarbonizing efforts. IKEA has approximately 2 million shipments per year and has both a responsibility and an opportunity to positively influence the climate agenda in the ocean transport industry. To develop, deploy and scale up solutions to decarbonize, close collaboration among stakeholders across the total value…

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Large scale study from IKEA and H&M Group shows potential to transform the way we use recycled textiles

Through a broad industry collaboration, Inter IKEA and H&M Group have been able to create a large-scale databank to understand potentials and challenges with recycled textile from a chemical contamination perspective. Inter IKEA Group and H&M Group will now use these findings to increase knowledge around chemical content in recycled textiles and to impact legislation around circular economy.  To reach both the companies’ ambitions aiming for only using renewable and recycled materials by 20301, a key step is to find clean and reliable sources of recyclable materials. To tackle these industrywide challenges,…

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IKEA to share unique learnings from the restoration of rainforests and its ecosystems in Borneo

Over a period of 20 years, IKEA has together with partners restored around 18 500 hectares of rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia. The area has now been given the highest protection status in Malaysia, and with increasing awareness of the need to end global biodiversity loss, IKEA and partners invite research organisations from all over the world to take part of the learnings from the Sow a Seed project. “IKEA is committed to improving biodiversity and protecting ecosystems throughout the value chain and beyond. One important component is the restoration and…

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Unilever, Pernod Ricard and IKEA put profit and the planet on equal footing at Transform Europe

What does it take to become a ‘sustainability-first’ business? The big question for all organisations as we head into the COP26 period, is whether it is possible to grow a business while reducing greenhouse gases and its impacts on customers, people, planet across its value chain. In less than a month’s time Transform Europe (23 -24th November) will convene the pioneering leaders in transforming their businesses to find out how they are integrating sustainability into the business and making investment decisions with financial returns and the social and CO2 impact…

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