The Swedish company shares progress on its sustainability journey
IKEA has been a dependable source of home essentials for Filipinos, even prior to opening in the Philippines in 2021. Beyond fulfilling practical needs such as home supplies and offering delightful meals, the Swedish brand has also served as an inspiration for interior design, catering to both customers and onlookers alike. Moreover, it has emerged as a notable model for promoting a more sustainable and inclusive future.
The year 2023 marked significant strides for IKEA Philippines as it approached closer to achieving its sustainability goals for 2025. On Jan. 11, Ikano Retail, the franchisee responsible for IKEA operations in the Philippines, released a comprehensive overview detailing the company’s sustainability direction and performance.
Present during the report release were Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, and Daniel Rivero, IKEA Philippines store manager. The report covered the period from September 2022 to August 2023, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to inspiring healthy and sustainable living, embracing a more circular and climate-positive approach, and fostering a fair and inclusive culture.
In the past year, IKEA in the Philippines successfully sold 1,020,920 sustainable home furnishing items, ranging from energy-efficient bulbs to furniture crafted from sustainably sourced materials. Currently, 73 percent of IKEA’s home furnishing products consist of renewable or recycled materials.
IKEA’s commitment to a sustainable and circular future extends beyond products. The brand aims to make 50 percent of the main meals at its Swedish restaurant plant-based by 2025. Last year, they achieved 33 percent of this goal, introducing the Huvudroll plant ball as a noteworthy plant-based alternative to its popular meat counterpart.
Additionally, IKEA’s longstanding partnership with the electric vehicle company Mober has contributed to increased usage of sustainable transport. The company has reached 7.7 percent of its target for electric vehicle deliveries (33 percent) by 2025, demonstrating a commitment to furthering its electrification efforts.
Beyond products and environmental initiatives, IKEA Philippines showcases its positive impact on society by maintaining a gender-balanced workforce. The organization boasts a gender ratio of 45.9 percent female and 54.1 percent male.
For additional information, please visit their website at ikea.ph.