Be yourself at IKEA

You are who you are!

We actively promote diversity in everything we do because we know that we all have unique life experiences that can help shape what makes us IKEA

At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you'll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people - with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.

We want to promote a diverse and inclusive environment where the uniqueness of each if us makes IKEA better. We encourage all co-workers from different backgrounds to be themselves and we work together utilising our differences, creating a better business and a better workplace.

Equality is a human right

Caring for people and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) are embedded in our vision and in our values. As a humanistic company, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion or any other dimension of their identity.

At IKEA UK and Ireland, we believe that equality lies at the core of human rights and we take a stand for equality with an ambition to contribute to a positive change in society.

An inclusive workplace for all

Inclusion creates a desirable workplace. When co-workers feel appreciated and respected for who they are, their satisfaction increases as do their contribution and engagement levels. Diverse and inclusive teams are more creative and innovative, as members challenge each other to think and act differently.

We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognised for their diverse talents, and where everyone can be themselves. Simply put: we believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA even better!

Dimensions of diversity

We welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and for our business. Working with differences helps us grow both as individuals and as an organisation.

Gender Equality

Gender equality is about creating an inclusive culture where both women and men are valued for their unique contributions.

LGBT+ Inclusion

As a values driven company we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations, both internally and externally. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated equally, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Everyone plays a part in making IKEA a great place to work, which means that you can be yourself and contribute regardless of your age. As a diverse workplace we have opportunities that can include those at every age level, and many different types of activities and challenges.


We believe that equality is a human right, and this means involving everyone in our mission to create a better every day for the many people, regardless of their ability. As part of this we also consider the wellbeing of our co-workers and work towards an inclusive environment for mental and well as physical abilities.

Ethnicity, Race & Nationality

Each of us has a different and important identity and at IKEA we have co-workers from every part of the world, speaking hundreds of different languages, each with a story to tell and something to contribute . Most importantly, equality means that everyone at IKEA has the same opportunity and can be themselves regardless of where they are from.