The IKEA business touches millions of lives. From sourcing materials, to producing, transporting and finally selling our products, communities in over 50 markets are impacted by what we do. This is a big responsibility. We want to make sure we have a positive influence, not only in our own operations but in society as a whole.
Integrating diversity in the business
We believe that diversity makes us more creative, more innovative and more entrepreneurial. It’s also good for fostering new ideas and helps us to grow as a business. Not only is it important to ensure non-biased practices when we recruit new co-workers, it’s also important that we continue the dialogue about everyone’s worth both within and outside of the IKEA business. For example, the franchisee Ingka Group recently joined forces with Workplace Pride Foundation and Stonewall, two organisations focused on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.