IKEA launches new program to accelerate suppliers transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity

Almost two-thirds of the IKEA climate footprint is directly connected to the supply chain, including production at suppliers. Today, IKEA announces a program with the intention of securing 100% renewable electricity at direct suppliers – especially in markets where it’s difficult to access renewable electricity now. IKEA is striving towards 100% renewable energy throughout the entire value chain. The new program supports nearly 1,600 direct suppliers to switch to 100% renewable electricity. “Together with our direct suppliers we will take the necessary steps and contribute to limit climate change to…

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IKEA and WWF renew partnership to accelerate action to enhance biodiversity

For nearly 20 years WWF and Inter IKEA Group have partnered to drive positive environmental impact within different industries, and today a renewed term of partnership until 2025 is announced. The partnership reaffirms the commitment to protect, manage and restore key landscapes, and enable a nature and climate positive value chain to also uphold the rights and needs of people. 2021 is an important year where decisions on a global biodiversity framework will be taken at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference, CBD COP 15. The rate of global loss of…

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IKEA creates the LOKALT collection in collaboration with social entrepreneurs to provide livelihood opportunities

For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for vulnerable groups. For the coming collection, IKEA reached out to local designers in Jordan, Thailand and India, and together with social enterprises created LOKALT — a modern take on traditional handicraft inspired by local traditions. LOKALT is the result of a collaboration with contemporary local designers from Amman, Delhi, Bangkok and IKEA in-house designer. It is a vibrant collection of handmade textiles and ceramics where local traditions…

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IKEA makes a new dress for KLIPPAN sofa with MUD Jeans by using recycled jeans

Dutch denim company MUD Jeans and IKEA will work together to give recycled denim a new life by using it to develop KLIPPAN sofa covers. The new KLIPPAN sofa cover is a limited collection which will be sold in 9 European markets*. “KLIPPAN sofa is an iconic IKEA product. By offering new sofa covers made from recycled materials, we can help customers to renew their sofa and reuse materials.” Said Piotr Jakubiak, Deployment Leader at New Business and Innovation Deployment, IKEA of Sweden. “We are happy to work together with…

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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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