IKEA supports 2021 as the UN international year for the elimination of child labour

The UN has designated 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour1. IKEA has for many years been working in a dedicated way to tackle child labour and fully supports the UN initiative. As a further commitment, IKEA submits an action pledge to accelerate efforts to strengthen child rights in the IKEA supply chain. “Children are key stakeholders of our business – as members of the communities where we operate, as users of our products and services, as family members of our co-workers, as young workers and…

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IKEA accelerates transformation towards recycled polyester

In 2019, IKEA announced the goal to convert all virgin polyester into recycled in textile products by the end of 2020. Replacing all virgin polyester with recycled is an important step on the way to transforming into a circular business and fulfilling the goal to use only recycled or renewable materials by 2030. With the milestone of having reached 90% for textile products in 2020, IKEA will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range.   At the end of 2020 IKEA converted approximately…

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IKEA join forces with an entire city to assemble the sustainable city of the future

IKEA has shared the first details of a new partnership with an entire city where ambition is to create community solutions for a better life at home. The project called H22, will take place in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, and explore the definition of ‘home’ by developing new living, community and retail ideas co-created between IKEA, the citizens of Helsingborg and other local and global partners. The City Expo will take place from 30 May to 3 July 2022 at three sites in and around Helsingborg, which was recently…

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IKEA scaling up social entrepreneurship business – aims for 95,000 jobs by 2025

IKEA has been collaborating with social businesses since 2012, and currently, the initiative is generating work for more than 30,000 people. Handcrafted collections and products produced in collaborations with social businesses are sold in IKEA stores worldwide. Today, IKEA announces scaling up social entrepreneurship business with the ambition to reach 95,000 jobs by 2025. For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most. The social businesses produce unique handcrafted products…

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IKEA launches new 2030 forest agenda to push for improved forest management and biodiversity globally

The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world. Today, a new  forest agenda for 2030 is announced as a way to ramp up the work to further enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways – as the pressure on the world’s forests continues to grow. The IKEA business has now reached the more sustainable sources goal that was set out to be achieved by 2020, and…

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