IKEA sustainability ambitions for 2030
- Inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet
- Become circular and climate positive, and regenerate resources while growing the IKEA business
- Create a positive social impact for everyone across the IKEA value chain
IKEA Sustainability strategy (PDF, 5.3MB)
The Sustainability Report FY21 is here
In FY21, there was a partial return to normal life after the COVID-19 lockdowns. The growth of the IKEA business resumed and even surpassed previous highs. But, at the same time, we still felt many of the lingering effects of the pandemic, and together with many people around the world, we saw the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.
IKEA is a value-based business. We decided to side with the many since the beginning more than 75 years ago, and the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people is more relevant than ever. This means it’s our responsibility to clearly understand our business’s impact on both people and the communities where we operate, and to do everything we can to address it.
Healthy and sustainable living
We’re committed to creating products and services that inspire and support people to make positive lifestyle changes, consume in more circular ways, and live better everyday lives.
Circular and climate positive
Our ambition is to become a climate positive business by 2030. To get there, we are shifting to a circular business model. This means using more renewable and recycled materials, striving to eliminate waste in our operations and changing the way we design products. We are also committed to regenerating resources, protecting ecosystems and improving biodiversity.
Transforming into a circular business
We are on an exciting journey of making more from less – designing all of our products to have circular capabilities, and aiming to use only renewable or recycled materials by 2030.
Becoming climate positive
Our aim is to become climate positive by 2030, reducing more greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms than the IKEA value chain emits while growing the IKEA business.
The IKEA business aims to assess materials as holistically as possible. That means taking into account all relevant aspects, including climate footprint, water use, biodiversity impact, land use, and human rights impact, among others.
Fair and equal
The IKEA value chain touches millions of people around the world. We are committed to respecting and supporting human rights throughout our value chain, championing the rights of children, decent work, and inclusive workplaces. We also create positive impact together with social entrepreneurs.
During FY21, we launched our new forest positive agenda to enhance biodiversity further, support the livelihoods of people who depend on forests and mitigate climate change. We continued to meet our requirement for using wood from more sustainable sources:
Building a better business with IWAY
IWAY is the IKEA way for responsibly procuring products, services, materials, and components. It’s our supplier code of conduct that sets clear requirements and ways of working with environmental, social, and working conditions, as well as animal welfare, for all IKEA suppliers and service providers.