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Diversity & Inclusion

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 believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better
Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility

Gender equality

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.

Equality works better!
That’s why IKEA Group fosters a work environment that enables women and men to succeed equally – all over the world, 365 days a year.

International Women’s Day

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.

Did you know?

of our co-workers were women, in FY 17

of our managers were women, in FY 17

LGBT+ Inclusion

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.

Did you know?
We have joined Workplace Pride and Stonewall, two organisations that strive for greater acceptance of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBT+). We have also co-created and endorsed the UN Standards of Conduct on tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people in the workplace and in the community.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

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.

Did you know?
On December 10 we celebrate Human Rights Day recognising the inherent dignity and absolute rights of all human beings on the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Work areas

  • Legal & Governance

    You help us stay on track and in line in a changing world. You love harmonising local and international law with the best interests of IKEA and its customers. Your diligence keeps our business on top of the legalities and guidelines governance requires. Your integrity is unquestioned, your capacity is vast and your dedication to detail is vital.

  • Logistics & Supply Chain

    Getting this from here to there. Or ten thousand of these to all of those places. You thrive on the strategic and tactical challenge it takes to assure availability of IKEA products and range all around the world at the highest quality and lowest possible cost. Making sure customers can buy BILLY online in the morning and have it at home by the time they go to bed.

  • Marketing & Communication

    You are the IKEA voice. In every place and in every channel where IKEA speaks. In words. In pictures. And maybe in virtual worlds and more. Your mission is to build the brand and inspire people to find value in all we have to offer. And to keep your fellow co-workers informed, engaged and connected in a constantly changing business environment.

  • Material & Innovation

    Who would ever think of such a thing? Well…you would! You delve deep into emerging technologies and materials. You develop solutions and build the platforms that will define the IKEA range in the decades to come. Sustainable, attractive, compatible, healthy and safe. All to deliver products that really do make IKEA customers’ lives better.

  • People & HR

    You support the IKEA business through people processes based on the IKEA values and a unique view on people. You believe different experiences and backgrounds collectively make us wiser and stronger. You work hard to bring the best people on board. And you create a sturdy foundation for them to bloom into their best selves as they build the business too. You believe in people.

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