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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IKEA to make restaurant meals 50% plant-based by 2025

As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA is taking the next step towards making healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the many people. By adding more options to the menu in IKEA restaurants that are both more nutritious and delicious, IKEA hopes to inspire more healthy and sustainable choices. New IKEA food commitments, announced today in connection to a pre-event for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, include that by 2025: 50% of main meals offered in the restaurants to be plant-based and 80% to…

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IKEA takes important steps towards a more sustainable chicken supply chain including significant milestones for better chicken welfare

During spring 2021 the majority of the IKEA stores will start to offer chicken that lives up to the first important milestones defined in the IKEA Better Chicken Program.  That includes all IKEA stores in China and majority of the stores in Europe and North America. The rest of the IKEA stores will follow in 2022. IKEA is working towards supporting more sustainable animal agriculture, through the IKEA food Better Programmes. The Better Programmes frame the IKEA food global vision for more sustainable animal agriculture for all major species in the IKEA…

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The world’s first second-hand IKEA store opens in Sweden

IKEA takes a step forward in its journey to become a circular business by 2030, with the opening of its first world’s first second-hand store in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The store is located in the ReTuna Shopping Centre, where all products sold are reused or recycled. The new store that will be open initially for 6 months, is run by the existing IKEA Västerås store that will provide furniture and home furnishing accessories that for different reasons have been damaged. At ReTuna they will be repaired and given a second chance…

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