IKEA indicators UN’s “Uniting enterprise and governments to get better higher”
Considering COVID-19, furniture brand and winner of the World Branding Awards, IKEA teams up with 155 companies by signing the United Nations-backed declaration "Uniting Businesses and Governments to Recover Better". As part of its efforts to promote the climate, companies are calling on governments to recover from COVID-19 and ambitious climate protection measures to zero.
The letter focuses on the close relationship between the transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy and a positive recovery. The declaration is part of the "Science-Based Targets" initiative and the "Business Ambition for 1.5 ° C" campaign.
"Even if the pandemic requires urgent action, it is more important than ever to keep an eye on long-term commitments," said Torbjörn Lööf, CEO of the Inter IKEA Group. “Now is the time to lay the foundations for a positive recovery that is good for people, society and the planet. A more modern, inclusive and renewable energy-based circular economy is the way forward, and collaboration is more important than ever. "
The letter said: "We need to go beyond normal business and work together in solidarity to achieve the greatest possible impact on people, prosperity and the planet." Key issues include the need to work on the best available climate science to support, push for investments that support the transition to a green and socially inclusive economy, and expand this movement to reach critical mass.
IKEA continues to strive to become climate positive and circular by 2030, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions more than the entire IKEA value chain, while expanding IKEA business. In order to meet climate goals, IKEA's business aims to achieve 100% renewable energy in all IKEA operations and enables its suppliers and customers to do the same by using more sustainable materials and food ingredients, e.g. vegetable foods, 100% recycled or renewable materials and more.
Ikea will transform into a circular business by developing circular products and services and promote longer and more efficient use of products and materials. Store carbon in land, crops and products by investing and improving management practices and responsible procurement standards for forestry and agriculture.
IKEA will continue to support initiatives that demonstrate leadership skills and encourage courageous action. The long-term stimulus packages will determine the strategic direction of the global economy for the coming years. IKEA urges policymakers to give special consideration to some areas, including higher ambitions for a 2030 reduction target. All countries need to step up efforts to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 ° C so that businesses can make their contribution easily .
Last but not least, to support poor and vulnerable communities most affected by climate change, with a focus on climate adaptation and resilience to fight poverty and ensure food security. And the importance of electrification and sustainable biofuels, with a focus on the electrifying current use of fuels and the use of scarce biofuels only when needed.