Making human rights a reality for all – every day, everywhere and in every way

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We are committed to respecting human rights and children’s rights in our business operations and across our value chain, as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. 

Human rights due diligence

We commit to conducting human rights due diligence to secure that our operations, products, strategic and day-to-day decision making, and our business relationships do not harm individuals or communities. Ensuring we address our negative impact is one of the biggest impacts we as a business can have on people.  Read about our Human rights due diligence processes here.

Policy commitment 

In January 2022, we updated our Inter IKEA Group policy on human rights following an Inter IKEA Group-wide human rights baseline assessment. Our new policy has been approved by the Inter IKEA Group Management Board.   In our policy, we state that we are fully committed to:  

Respecting international human rights standards wherever we operate.
We continuously work to embed international standards described in the UN Bill of Rights, the Fundamental ILO Conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises across our Inter IKEA Group code of conduct, internal policies as well as IWAY, our supplier code of conduct and IConduct, our franchisee code of conduct. When national law conflicts with international human rights we will seek ways to honour international human rights principles and standards while staying legally compliant. 

Embedding respect for human rights
across our commitments, ambitions, steering documents, business processes, strategic initiatives, decision making, ways of working and business relationships.  

Continuously and proactively identifying how our business activities and decisions may negatively impact human rights. 

Addressing our negative human rights impacts in a way that is effective and meaningful to affected rights holders. 

Being transparent about how we work with human rights and the actions we take.  

Being outspoken about our point of view and using our influence to create positive change and promote human rights. Learn more about our point of view on specific sustainability topics here