IKEA UK has joined forces with Let’s Go Zero as the coalition’s corporate partner. IKEA and Let’s Go Zero are united in their belief that children are the most important people in the world and that schools can play a vital role in educating future generations to make sustainable, healthy choices in their lifestyles.
With 21 stores across the UK, 12,000 employees and 10 million IKEA Family members, IKEA will use its scale and reach to encourage more schools to join Let’s Go Zero and take action on climate.
For IKEA, home is not just the four walls, but also all those places that represent an extension of our houses, including neighbourhoods and communities.
As a trusted household brand committed to helping the many people live better everyday lives within the limits of the planet, IKEA can inspire and enable healthy and sustainable living in a way that is affordable, convenient and accessible to everyone. IKEA is perfectly placed to bridge between action in schools and action in everyone’s communities and homes.
IKEA is on a journey to become climate positive by 2030, which means reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than its entire value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business and without the use of offset. In line with Science Based Targets, the furniture giant is transforming its entire business, using only recycled and regenerative materials in products, becoming a fully circular business with new services to prolong product life, using only renewable energy, encouraging sustainable mobility, and inspiring customers to live a more healthy and sustainable life at home through products and services.
Collaboration is a key part of our climate positive strategy and we believe that only by working together with business, governments, NGOs and charity partners, customers, co-workers and suppliers we will be able to bring about positive change.
Marsha Smith, Deputy Country Retail Manager at IKEA UK & Ireland, said: “At IKEA, we’ve set ambitious goals to guide us on our journey to becoming climate positive by 2030, and radical collaboration is the way forward to deliver meaningful, systemic action. In Ashden, we have found a partner that can help us accelerate our vision of creating a better, healthier and more sustainable life at home for many people – and when we say home, we mean it in its broader sense, to encompass neighbourhoods and communities.”
Photo: Marsha Smith and Let’s Go Zero school student Orlaugh