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Answering 2.5 billion gamers’ needs, our new affordable gaming range – developed in collaboration with ROG, Republic of Gamers – offers high performing products for enhanced performance and a better gaming life at home.

Aiming to positively impact half a million lives

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The IKEA social entrepreneurship programme honours unique skills and competences by giving artisans a global platform to stand on. In many cases this results in financial independence, improved health care, education and gender empowerment for those who need it most.

Learn more about the IKEA social entrepreneurship programme

We’re continuing our journey to become people and planet positive by 2030

Though FY20 was a challenging year, we haven’t put our goals on hold. We’re more determined than ever to tackle climate change and advocate for a circular and inclusive society.




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Véronique Laury and John Olie join Inter IKEA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board

Véronique Laury and John Olie will become members of the Inter IKEA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board. Véronique’s appointment begins 1 March, and John’s appointment begins 1 June.During 20 years, Véronique built her career at Kingfisher Plc. – an international home improvement company with more than 1,380 stores in eight countries across Europe. Kingfisher operates under several brands such as B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and more. There Véronique held several leadership roles, including Trading Director for B&Q UK & Ireland, CEO for Castorama France and – most recently – Group CEO between 2014 and 2019. Today Véronique lives in Le Touquet, France, and she is founder and CEO of WEEEE strategy and coaching.John has more than 30 years of IKEA experience. During that time he held several store management functions before becoming retail manager for IKEA Norway in 1999 and Deputy Retail Manager for IKEA UK in 2002. Later he was a Retail HR Manager at Ingka Group before becoming VAPS Store Manager at IKEA Milton Keynes, UK from 2014-2020. John retired from IKEA UK at the end of January. His last assignment was developing, mentoring and coaching future leaders at IKEA UK and Ireland. He lives in the UK.“I’m very happy to welcome Véronique and John to the Inter IKEA Group Supervisory Board,” says Chairman Anders Dahlvig. “Together they enrich the board with more than five decades of business and people leadership, and they offer new perspectives from both in- and outside the IKEA franchise system. Their passion for retail and people will greatly contribute to IKEA’s continued journey to create a better everyday life for the many people.”Learn more about the Inter IKEA Group management structure and Supervisory Board on Inter.IKEA.com.

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

Today, IKEA shares 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 named by the European Commission as one of Europe’s most innovative cities. Each site will explore a specific challenge associated with city living, from affordable homes to health and wellbeing, whilst exploring how IKEA can contribute and become an active partner in developing communities and neighbourhoods.From IKEA, the partnership is led by Ingka Group and their Chief Creative Officer, Marcus Engman.“We firmly believe that home is more than four walls – it’s also our neighborhoods and communities – and so the opportunity to be a co-creator for H22 is hugely exciting. Over the next years we will use the full potential of the IKEA Business model and embrace radically different thinking. By 2022, we want to present real solutions for sustainable cities that are affordable and practical for people, planet and society.”Three areas of Helsingborg will become the location for a range of collaborative solutions. In the Drottninghög suburb, activities will focus around three sites: ‘The Garden’, ‘The Market’ and ‘The Kitchen’. The Garden will promote urban farming and grow fresh produce to be used to prepare delicious local meals in The Kitchen, which will be sold along with The Garden’s produce at The Market. The new development aims to foster the social aspects of inclusion as well as encourage employment and entrepreneurial activities.Meanwhile the city’s Harbour area will become a hub for ambitious, innovative ideas around the future of retail, manufacturing and the home. Interactive exhibitions of the latest store and product concepts from IKEA will showcase the technologies, functions and products that will shape the home of the future. They will also bring visitors closer to the manufacturing process by opening up IKEA textiles and printing technology.Finally, the city forest Fredriksdalsskogen will act as a connector for the fair. Here, students from different disciplines and institutions will co-create solutions for alternative, sustainable temporary housing solutions that promote inclusivity and self-reliance, and connect the city with nature.To help tell many of the stories behind H22, IKEA will launch a podcast series called ‘The Oracle’, exploring everything from the future of affordable homes and city retail to food and togetherness, and health and wellbeing. This series of one-hour episodes will be hosted by industry leaders and local Helsingborg heroes.To learn more about the partnership and H22, contact:IKEA Sweden media relationsSwedenprse@IKEA.com+46 (0) 476-44 07 70About IKEA IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.About the IKEA franchise systemThe IKEA retail business is operated through a franchise system with franchisees that are authorized to market and sell the IKEA product range within specified geographical territories. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor, who also assigns different IKEA companies to develop the product range, supply products and deliver communication solutions. Today, 12 different groups of companies have the right to own and operate IKEA sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.About Inter IKEA Group Inter IKEA Group includes Inter IKEA Systems B.V., IKEA of Sweden AB, IKEA Supply AG and IKEA Industry AB related businesses. Inter IKEA Holding B.V. is the holding company for the Inter IKEA Group.About Ingka GroupIngka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) is one of 11 different groups of companies that own and operate IKEA retail under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. Ingka Group has three business areas: IKEA Retail, Ingka Investments and Ingka Centres. Ingka Group is a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating 379 IKEA stores in 31 countries. These IKEA stores had 706 million visits during FY20 and 3.6 billion visits to www.IKEA.com. Ingka Group operates business under the IKEA vision – to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford it.

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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 in order to create financial independence and life-changing opportunities for marginalized groups and women in vulnerable communities. The ability to earn an income also has a direct and positive effect on nearly 150,000 family members of these artisans today.To be for even more of the many, IKEA has taken the decision to extend the scope and the goal is to increase the number of jobs from today’s 30,000 jobs to 95,000 until 2025. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished, but I know that we can do much more. We have built strong business relationship with our partners for many years, and now we are happy to join hands with a few additional highly established social businesses, and together we will be scaling up the social entrepreneur business,” says Vaishali Misra, Business Leader, IKEA Social Entrepreneurs Initiative.IKEA will extend the business together with existing partners, supporting with knowledge and expertise around design, production and working environment. In addition to this, new scalable partners will be identified as social business partners to IKEA and create positive change for more people. As a result, more jobs will be created, and IKEA will increase the offering of high quality, handmade and unique design enabled through craft traditional techniques products in the stores worldwide. “It’s a working relationship on inspiration, knowledge sharing, and mutual exchange of competencies. The social entrepreneurs ensure a diverse and unique product offer. On its part, IKEA uses its network to supply the enterprises with affordable, high-quality raw material, extending their infrastructure to the social enterprises. By doing this on a high scale, we could also inspire other retailers to do the same. That’s what I call impact!” says Vaishali Misra.At the behind the scenes blog IKEA.today you will find an in-depth overview of the initiative while making ambitious commitments for the future.In addition to the Social Entrepreneurs initiative, several local social entrepreneurs partner up with IKEA retail markets, providing services and products upcycled from IKEA Textile waste and local food products.  Since 2019, IKEA has also been supporting social enterprises worldwide through accelerator programs that are not directly related to the IKEA business. The ambition has been to expand ways of supporting social enterprises to scale up their impact through grants, loans, IKEA co-worker mentorship, business development and more; testing, piloting and finding new ways of creating lasting change.For more information visit: about.ikea.com/newsroom

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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 100 000 metric tonnes[1] from virgin polyester to recycled within textile products. These volumes put IKEA as one of the industry leaders in converting virgin to recycled polyester in terms of volume[2]. “We knew that ending our dependency on virgin polyester in the textile range by 2020 was a bold ambition. Although we have not yet reached 100%, we have made a great leap forward. We continue our journey to end the dependency on virgin polyester, focusing our efforts on the range segment where conversion will have the biggest impact” says Nils Månsson, Material & Innovation Deployment Leader at IKEA of Sweden.Polyester is one of the most widely used fibres in the world, accounting for roughly half of the fibre market overall and about 80% of all synthetic fibres[3].  IKEA is committed to using its size and influence to drive a positive change in the industry by inspiring others to follow in the shift to recycled materials, as well as enabling a more sustainable life at home.IKEA is committed to ending the dependency on virgin fossil materials and use only renewable or recycled materials by 2030.  Based on calculations[4], IKEA has estimated that the amount of virgin polyester replaced with recycled in 2020, enabled the reduction of CO2 emissions of the polyester used by 45%. This reduction amounts to approximately 150 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which equals the yearly emissions from 61 000 cars[5]."With our size and volume, we know that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change. By replacing all virgin polyester with recycled in our production, we decrease our carbon footprint for polyester by half[6] and hopefully make recycled materials the new normal. Offering sustainable products at affordable prices will be key in our journey to becoming climate positive and circular. The choice for the customer should never be between sustainability and low price.” says Caroline McGarvey, Sustainability Manager, Category area Comfort at IKEA of Sweden.About IKEA IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.About the IKEA franchise system The IKEA retail business is operated through a franchise system with franchisees that are authorised to market and sell the IKEA product range within specified geographical territories. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor, who also assigns different IKEA companies to develop the product range, supply products and deliver communication solutions. Today, 12 different groups of companies have the right to own and operate IKEA sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.About Inter IKEA Group Inter IKEA Group includes Inter IKEA Systems B.V., IKEA of Sweden AB, IKEA Supply AG and IKEA Industry AB related businesses. Inter IKEA Holding B.V. is the holding company for the Inter IKEA Group.[1] Annual volumes[2] As compared to figures presented in the Textile Exchange’s 2019 Preferred Fibre & Materials Report.[3] Textile Exchange’s 2019 Preferred Fibre & Materials Report.[4] Based on industry standards and current research collected in the Quantis World Apparel Lifecycle Database (WALDB).[5] Based on a calculated average of 2,5 ton CO2 (with the assumption that an average car produces 0,259 kg CO2 per km and drives 10 000 km per year).[6] Based on industry standards and current research collected in the Quantis World Apparel Lifecycle Database (WALDB).For more information please visit: about.IKEA.com/newsroom.

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