Diversity is a key to success, diversity comes in all shapes and sizes.
Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At IKEA group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.
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.
Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in our values and in our vision. We believe in creating a work environment where all co-workers feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.
At IKEA, this means building collaborative ways of working and practicing inclusive behaviours every day. It is about making the most of our differences.
We see gender equality at the heart of human rights. Our ambition is to reach gender equality at IKEA Group which goes beyond a 50/50% gender balance in all levels and positions. Gender equality is also about creating an inclusive culture where women and men are valued for their unique contributions and impact the culture of the organisation in their unique and complementing ways. Because when people have the same opportunities to grow everyone wins.
On March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day, honouring the effort to build a more inclusive and equal world. As a humanistic company we believe that gender equality is good for our co-workers and our customers. That’s why we treat all co-workers fairly as we work together to close the gender gap and any other inequalities.
of our co-workers were women, in FY 17
of our managers were women, in FY 17
We support our LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + all other sexual orientations and gender identities) co-workers´ right to be themselves. Our aim is to create a fully inclusive work environment and to provide equal opportunities, contributing to a positive change in all areas of our business and in society.
The LGBT+ community still faces many challenges in the workplace. Those who identify as LGBT+ are far more at risk of discrimination and intimidation at work, with many refusing to reveal their sexual orientations to colleagues for fear of the reaction.
More than just lending our voice in support of IDAHOT, IKEA is committed to ensuring that every co-worker has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
For us, celebrating IDAHOT means committing to creating an inclusive work environment where all our LGBT+ co-workers feel welcomed, respected and appreciated for who they are.