IKEA strengthens commitments to reduce inequalities and advance human rights

IKEA recently published an updated version of the social chapter of the IKEA sustainability strategy. In the new “Fair & Equal” section, IKEA strengthens its commitment to tackle inequality and put respect for human rights as a foundation for business operations. The update includes strengthened commitments to contribute to more resilient societies with a continued focus on children as a particularly vulnerable group and new commitments in areas like ensuring a just transition to a net-zero and circular economy. IKEA is committed to providing and promoting living wages and incomes…

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IKEA commits to zero-emission on heavy-duty vehicles

Electrification of road transport is one of the key solutions to decarbonise the transport industry. Although the electrification of heavy-duty road transport is still in an early stage, it’s accelerating in many countries, together with the increasing availability of renewable energy sources. IKEA’s goal is to become climate positive by 2030. As a big transport buyer with more than 2 million shipments per year, IKEA has the responsibility to reduce its emissions and also the opportunity to show the way and speed up the decarbonisation of the transport industry. At…

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IKEA, Volvo Trucks and Raben Group join forces in Poland to accelerate zero-emission transport

IKEA Industry, Volvo Trucks, and Raben Group have signed a collaboration agreement on zero-emission heavy transport in Poland. IKEA will introduce heavy electric Volvo trucks for internal transport flows at two IKEA Industry factories in Poland, which will be operated by Raben Group. The learnings from the pilot will be used for the electrification of transport operations at scale in a larger transport network. IKEA is a large transport buyer with more than 2 million shipments worldwide. To reach the IKEA strategic climate goal for product transport to reduce greenhouse…

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IKEA introduces ÅBÄCKEN water nozzle to enable extreme water saving at home

IKEA wants to inspire and enable people to save water at home. The ÅBÄCKEN water nozzle, previously announced as MISTELN, will provide an affordable solution to help customers cut down on water usage at home by up to 95% water in mist mode. It will help raise awareness among people that every drop of water we save matters. ÅBÄCKEN water nozzle will start selling in all IKEA markets in October 2022. Innovations in water efficiency are becoming increasingly important. 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe…

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IKEA joins Stockholm+50 events to highlight the role of business in protecting and improving biodiversity

IKEA has been an early supporter of global efforts to reverse biodiversity loss in this decade. This week, Inter IKEA Group joins the Stockholm+50 conference with one aim to foster dialogue around the important role the private sector can play, by bringing together around 30 businesses in an event co-hosted with WWF and H&M. Stockholm+50 and surrounding events takes place 2-3rd June in Stockholm, Sweden. Inter IKEA Group will be present to engage in conversations around sustainable living, circular economy, sustainable food systems, responsible forest management and biodiversity. In the…

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