IKEA and Ellen MacArthur Foundation in strategic partnership

A strategic partnership between Inter IKEA Group and Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been cemented to focus IKEA on its goal of becoming fully circular and the ambition of creating lasting impact on a global scale, driving the transformation towards a circular society.

“To become circular is one of our big ambitions and challenges for the future. It is a transformational shift for our entire business. Our goal is to give products and materials a longer life through reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and, as a last option, recycling. We believe this requires leadership and collaboration. We are very happy to work with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to both advance our own transition and to make the circular economy a central part of the home furnishing industry. One of our first projects together will be to develop a global common dictionary on circular economy that can support an industry-wide transition”, said Lena Pripp-Kovac, chief sustainability officer, Inter IKEA Group.

IKEA has developed its circular product design principles for the development of all products, with the ambition to only use renewable and recycled materials by 2030. Currently, more than 60 per cent of the IKEA product range is based on renewable materials, like wood and cotton, and more than 10 per cent contain recycled materials.

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