IKEA | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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Industry: Retail 

About the organisation:  

IKEA is a global home furnishing brand that brings affordability, design and comfort to people all over the world. Its ambition is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low, that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.” In the past few years, the IKEA brand has been consistently recognised for its efforts and commitments to sustainability and creating a circular economy. 

IKEA’s key sustainability highlights

Through it’s People and Planet Positive strategy, IKEA aims to achieve the following goals by 2030: 

  • To inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet 
  • To become climate positive and regenerate resources while growing the IKEA business 
  • To create a positive social impact for everyone across the IKEA value chain 

In detail  

IKEA has an ambitious strategy – People and Planet Positive  which sets out their sustainability agenda across the entire value chain. Their ambitions and commitments are all set to be achieved by 2030 and have been developed in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The strategy has three major focus areas:  

  • Healthy & Sustainable Living - Inspiring and enabling more than 1 billion people to live better lives within the limits of the planet. 
  • Circular & Climate Positive - Becoming climate positive and regenerating resources while growing the IKEA business.  
  • Fair & Equal - Creating a positive social impact for everyone across the IKEA value chain. 

Some examples of how the organisation will reach its goals includes giving IKEA furniture a second lease of life through its Circular Hubs and pre-loved to re-loved programme, introducing more good food that’s good for the planet, offering zero-emission home deliveres, working with social entrepreneurs and promoting gender balance and equal pay. 

Learn more  

Read IKEA’s People and Planet Positive strategy here.  

Find out in more detail some of the ways IKEA is striving to become more sustainable every day. 

Want to learn more about how our Glasgow Chamber members are committing to positive climate action? Visit our Instagram page for our daily #sustainabilitystories. 

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