When choosing materials for products, our sustainability strategy People and Planet Positive is the guideline, regardless if we talk about cotton, wood, wool or even plastic. Our ambition is that all plastic used in the IKEA home furnishing range will be recyclable and based on renewable or recycled material by 2030, and the journey towards this goal has already started.
If you think IKEA is a bit different from most companies, you’re right. Read about our unique vision and business idea, and the fascinating story about how IKEA was founded more than 75 years ago and grew from being a tiny company in the Swedish countryside into what it is today – a global brand with almost 1 billion store visits last year.
IKEA is much more than sofas and wardrobes – it’s a great place to work as well. We want to make sure every co-worker feels welcomed and valued because we know that it’s the talent, unique ideas and sense of togetherness that we all bring to work every day that make IKEA great. We also know that when our co-workers grow, IKEA grows too, and to make that happen we offer extraordinary career and learning possibilities. Read more about working at IKEA and our employee benefits programs, and start checking out open positions!
On the factory floor
We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere. Together with our suppliers, we always look for new and smarter ways of doing things.
Affordable products are at the heart of everything we do. That doesn’t mean that we compromise on quality or safety. IKEA products must be safe, from both a health and environmental perspective.
Facts and Figures
Many companies, organisations and people – together – shape IKEA. Each and every person, idea and solution contributes to the big picture. Here is a selection of facts and figures that give a glimpse of the IKEA year that passed.