People and Planet Strategy

We believe that to continue to thrive and grow as a business, it is essential that we do business in a responsible way. IKEA has been committed to sustainability for many years, and we are now taking the next big step. Through our sustainability strategy, “People and Planet Positive”, we use sustainability to drive innovation, transform our business, steer our investments and unleash new business opportunities to have an overall positive impact on people and the planet.

If we really want to create a better everyday life for the many people, we also need to listen to and respond to society and their expectations of us as a good corporate citizen and neighbour. We have to be close to the reality of our communities, playing an active role and understanding their needs, in order to have a positive impact on their lives.

At IKEA we all take responsibility for bringing people and planet positive to life in our everyday.

More sustainable life at home

We want to inspire & enable millions of customers to live a more sustainable life at home.

We create products that enable customers to:

  • save or generate energy
  • reduce or sort waste
  • use less or recycle water
  • live healthier lives

all at the lowest possible price.

Resource and energy independence

We focus on securing long-term access to sustainable raw materials, having a positive impact on the communities where we source materials, and using resources within the limits of the planet.

By 2020 we’ll produce as much renewable energy as all the energy we consume across our operations.

Better lives for people and communities

Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – our co-workers, people who work in our supply chain, and the communities in our neighbourhoods.

Live LAGOM

See one of our projects that co-workers have taken on to support the customer experience and support their development in IKEA and personally.

‘Lagom’: it’s a simple Swedish philosophy on everyday life that means ‘just the right amount’. We believe it’s what living a rewarding but responsible life is all about: not denying yourself or sacrificing what you love, while not taking from the planet more than you need. It’s just the right amount for you whether that’s food, energy, water or waste. We think it’s an idea with the power to change the way people feel about sustainability.

As part of our Live LAGOM project, we supported IKEA customers and co-workers with products, workshops, bespoke advice and an active community to help save energy and water, reduce waste and promote a healthy lifestyle. Through their experience, we wanted to learn how to make sustainability affordable and easy to achieve. We hope you will be inspired by their successes to find your own LAGOM!

Join our Live LAGOM community and by making small changes in your life you can live a happier, healthier lifestyle. #livelagom

People and Planet Positive

Through our sustainability strategy, “People and Planet Positive”, we use sustainability to drive innovation, transform our business, steer our investments and unleash new business opportunities to have an overall positive impact on people and the planet.