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Accomplishments and New Opportunities
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Mar. 30 /CSRwire/ - IKEA, the world's largest home furnishing retailer, has released its 2010 Sustainability Report (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010), which recaps and highlights its sustainable progress, accomplishments and new opportunities in the areas of social and environmental responsibility. The report describes the priorities for 2015 that influence the entire value chain from product design and development to the very end of a product's life as outlined in the new IKEA Sustainability direction. The IKEA global Sustainability Report can be found at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/about_ikea/pdf/ikea_ser_2010.pdf.
"I'm proud to share with you some of the things that IKEA has accomplished so far together with our customers, co-workers, suppliers and partners such as WWF, UNICEF and Save the Children. Working together means that we can make huge contributions towards a more sustainable future," says IKEA Group President and CEO Mikael Ohlsson.
Highlights from the 2010 IKEA Sustainability Report
"IKEA has laid a great foundation. Persistent, hard work within forestry and cotton cultivation is paying off. The IKEA Foundation helps us improve the lives of many millions of children in need, and the goal to use 100% renewable energy in all IKEA units is an industry-leading commitment," says Steve Howard, Sustainability Chief Officer IKEA Group.
Highlights From the IKEA US Sustainability FY 10 Report
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings and accessories of great design and quality with functional living solutions at everyday low prices. There are more than 300 IKEA stores in 37 countries, including 49 in North America (11 in Canada; 37 in the US; 1 in the Dominican Republic). IKEA has six distribution centers in North America. IKEA has been named to BusinessWeek's List of The Best Global Brands (August 7, 2006) for four consecutive years and Business Week's List of the Top 2009 Twenty Best Companies for Leadership (February 2010). IKEA was listed in March 2007, on Fast Company's Fast 50, for its environmentally responsible products, as well as for five consecutive years in Training magazine's annual list of top companies that excel at human capital development. TIME Magazine (May 2009) listed IKEA as one of the top 8 most global eco conscious companies. IKEA incorporates environmentally friendly efforts into day-to-day business and continuously supports initiatives that benefit causes such as children and the environment including UNICEF, Save the Children and American Forests. To visit the IKEA website, please go to www.IKEA-usa.com and also learn more about IKEA environmental and social responsibility actions and programs. Also visit www.Facebook.com/IKEAUSA.
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