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  • Transforming the textile dyeing industry

    To reduce the impact our business has on the environment, IKEA constantly strives to minimise the amount of resources used. Together with our biggest textile supplier, we have recently introduced...

  • Automation of the BILLY bookcase factory

    At IKEA we believe that automation is the key to providing good jobs and quality products at affordable prices. Our largest BILLY bookcase supplier, Swedish Gyllensvaans Möbler, has more than...

  • Reuniting migrant workers with their children

    In China, more than 200 million people set off from their hometown each year to work in another province – leaving their children to be raised by grandparents or on their own. IKEA cooperates with...

  • Cutting down assembly time by half

    At IKEA, innovation arises from teamwork. It involves a lot of people from different competency areas working together on our suppliers’ factory floor. This was especially true during the process...

  • Purchasing

    At IKEA we are guided by our vision: creating a better everyday life for the many people. Purchasing within IKEA has always been an important contributor to realising our vision and business idea....

  • Product Improvement - GUNGGUNG

    At IKEA, the safety of our customers comes first. We believe in every child's right to play in a safe home environment. In 2014 we developed a circus-inspired swing, GUNGGUNG, to encourage more...

  • The making of engineered wood

    To reduce the impact our business has on the environment, IKEA constantly strives to use natural resources as efficiently as possible. Together with our Romanian supplier Aviva, we’ve developed a...

  • IWAY

    At IKEA we are keenly aware that our business has an impact on people and the planet. In particular, people’s working conditions and the environment. So how can IKEA do good business while being a...