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People and Planet Positive

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and we believe lives are truly better when they’re lived sustainably. For us, it’s about balancing positive social impact with environmental protection and renewal. So, our mission overall is to meet the needs of people today without compromising the needs of future generations. This means rethinking and inspiring changes in lifestyle and consumption, as well as adopting new ways of working, as the more people we reach, the bigger impact we have in helping the many create a better everyday life.

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IKEA Sustainability Actions


Sustainable food

Research has shown that 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock production, therefore it is our ambition to reduce the number of meatballs we sell globally, in an effort to reduce the climate footprint of the IKEA food business. By adding the plant ball as the fifth member of the IKEA meatball family we want to enable and inspire our customers to choose a delicious and more sustainable option at an affordable price. We want more sustainable food to be available and affordable for the many – not the few.


Sustainable sorbet

Following the launch and success of the veggie hot dog and plant ball, we launched a new plant-based sorbet in time for summer in January 2021. The new version is fruit-based, made with strawberry puree, but has the same soft texture as the original dairy offering. This was the latest step taken towards making healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable for the many people, with more plant-based and healthier food options being rolled out in a phased approach in IKEA restaurants and Swedish food markets in the coming years.


Food waste

To do our part and reduce food waste, in March 2021, we introduced the Food Waste Watcher Initiative, which uses digital technology to identify, measure, report and analyse the food production waste in all 10 of our IKEA Australia stores. The new technology has been installed in the restaurant and bistro sections of the store, with the restaurant Waste Watcher AI equipped with a scale and AI camera, to be able to automatically identify the food waste. While in the bistro, a Waste Watcher Tablet is available. Both solutions provide IKEA with feedback on the cost of the food waste and the effect on the environment, with the data collected more accurate than when gathered manually, providing a deeper understanding as to why food is wasted. This makes it possible for us to adapt our ways of working and contribute to a more sustainable use of resources.

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IKEA Sustainability Commitments


Food waste

Decrease our food waste by 50% by the end of December 2021.


Sustainable food

By 2025, 50% of main meals offered in restaurants will be plant-based and 80% will be non-red meat


Electric vehicles

In March 2019, we shared our bold commitment to use only electric vehicles for all operations and services by 2025, with the roll out starting immediately

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This information was sourced from https://www.ikea.com/au/en/this-is-ikea/sustainable-everyday/sustainability-report-2021-pub6d3c8890, https://www.ikea.com/au/en/this-is-ikea/sustainable-everyday/, https://www.ikea.com/au/en/people-and-planet/ and is accurate as of 19/08/2021. Is this your business? Suggest an edit