The UN Global Compact Index

We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a set of ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption. The UN Global Compact reference table (below) shows our progress regarding the ten principles.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles Location in FY18 report
Human rights
Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Respecting human rights
Principle 2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Respecting human rights

Supporting decent work in our supply chain

Labour
Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Engaged IKEA people with customers at heart
Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Respecting human rights
Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labour; and Respecting and supporting children’s rights

Fairer lives for young and migrant workers

Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. People choose IKEA for what we stand for

Equality works better

Environment
Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; Circular and climate positive
Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and Healthy and sustainable living

Circular and climate positive

Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Healthy and sustainable living

Circular and climate positive

Anti-corruption
Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Business ethics

 

Sustainable development goals How IKEA Group Contributes
End poverty in all its forms everywhere Aiming to become an inclusive and people-centred company and employer
Contributing to thriving communities
Partnering with social enterprises to support those facing poverty and other barriers
Supporting refugees to develop skills for employment
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Offering products and solutions that enable customers to cut food waste
Offering healthier and more sustainable food for customers and co-workers
Investigating foods for the future, including plant-based proteins
Minimising food waste in our operations
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Offering products for more healthy and sustainable living
Inspiring and enabling healthy and sustainable living
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Standing up for equality and inclusion

Supporting children’s right to play
Offering our co-workers opportunities for training and development opportunities

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Working to ensure gender equality across IKEA Group
Partnering with social enterprises that employ people – mostly women – and empower them to develop sustainable incomes
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Managing water resources
Inspiring and enabling customers to save water at home
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for al Investing in renewable energy
Making residential solar affordable and accessible for the many people
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Creating a people movement
Improving standards in our supply chain through IWAY, the IKEA supplier code of conduct
Supporting refugees to develop skills for employment
Partnering with social enterprises to create opportunities for people experiencing poverty and other barriers
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation Investing in renewable electricity generation

Working towards zero emissions home deliveries
Investigating foods for the future, including plant-based proteins
Tackling emissions from travel and deliveries

Reduce inequality within and among countries Promoting a fair and inclusive society and respecting human rights
Respecting and supporting children’s rights
Supporting fairer lives for young and migrant workers
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Striving for zero waste and using resources in a circular way
Inspiring and enabling customers to live more sustainably, through IKEA products
Making residential solar affordable and accessible for the many people
Promoting circular consumption Contributing to thriving communities
Working towards zero emissions home deliveries
Tackling emissions from travel and deliveries
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Offering products that enable sustainable living, and inspiring co-workers and customers to live more sustainably
Striving for zero waste and using resources in a circular way
Responsible sourcing of goods and services that help to run our business
Promoting circular consumption
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Contributing to the IKEA ambition to become circular and climate positive
Inspiring and enabling more people to live better lives within the limits of the planet
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Working to phase out single-use plastic from our IKEA Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Responsible sourcing of goods and services that help to run our business
Investing in responsibly managed forests
Operating our buildings responsibly and efficiently
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Respecting human rights
Aiming to become an inclusive and people-centred company and employer
Contributing to thriving communities
Partnering with social enterprises to support those facing poverty and other barriers
Supporting refugees to develop skills for employment
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development Partnering with others to extend our impact beyond our own business, and taking a stand on the issues we
believe in: Creating an people movement, Cirular and climate positive, Fair and inclusive