“We are taking bold steps to reduce our climate footprint in the United States and become a climate positive business by 2030,” says Ikea's Mardi Ditze.
Ikea-funded research and design lab Space10 recently unveiled a prototype for a blockchain-based solar-powered microgrid. Envisioned as a self-sufficient community microgrid, the 1:50-scale miniature working model shows how energy flows in real time.
Ikea opened a new store in the London borough Greenwich this month that the retailer calls their most sustainable. The store is part of Ikea’s broader effort to test reuse, recycling, and upcycling in the UK.
Ikea will begin leasing furniture as a trial initiative in Switzerland. Customers can rent pieces of furniture for a set period until it is no longer needed; the retailer will then refurbish the pieces and keep them in circulation and prolong their lifecycle, which means
Ikea has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emission from production 80% in absolute terms by 2030 compared to the furniture-maker’s 2016 levels. The pledge is part of the company’s broader sustainability strategy.
Major retailers in the UK — including Sainsbury’s, Ikea and Aldi — have agreed to publicly disclose their efforts to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2020 as part of the new Better Retail Better World initiative.
As part of its proven strategy to invest in the sustainable production of resources that the company consumes both directly and indirectly, IKEA purchased about 25,000 acres of forest property in Alabama - its first
Home furnishings giant Ikea and nonprofit Stop Wasting Food have joined the ranks of Champions 12.3, the coalition of nearly 40 CEOs, ministers and other leaders committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Target 12.3 on food waste. Food loss and waste amounts to economic losses of $940 billion ... Read more »
Retail giant Ikea has installed a “smart scale solution” in 20% of its stores in an effort to curb food waste. The system, being rolled out in the company’s restaurants and food markets, is made up of a touch screen and floor scale holding a waste bin that measures food ... Read more »
Companies like Ikea and Apple with extensive supply chains are investing in downstream suppliers to ensure sustainability and manage supply chain risk.
Furniture giant Ikea has added fuel cell technology to a store in Connecticut and expects it to deliver about 50% of the power needed for the store to operate. Though the retailer already operates fuel cell systems at five of its California stores, the new installation at its New Haven, ... Read more »
IKEA Southeast Asia has commissioned a 1 MWp solar system for IKEA Tampines, which is in Singapore. The system will generate 1.3 million kWh of energy annually. That, the press release says, will reduce its energy bill by about $2.4 million during the next decade. IKEA Southeast Asia has installed ... Read more »