At IKEA, we’re guided by our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. A better planet is a better home for us all — but climate change threatens this for people today and generations to come.
That is why IKEA is committed to becoming climate positive by 2030. That means we’ll reduce more greenhouse gases than our value chain emits — all while growing our business. We are also committed to the Paris Agreement and to helping limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. To get there, we’re taking a number of actions to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Accelerating the move to clean transportation is key to this.Accelerating the move to clean transportation is key to this.
Electric vehicles for cleaner transport
Today, we deploy electric vehicles (EVs) for last mile home deliveries in 20 markets including China, Russia, Spain, France, India, the UK and many more; by 2025, we aim for 100 percent zero-emission home deliveries in 32 markets. Moreover, IKEA lent its design skills to Renault and MAN to help design the EV trucks we need in Paris and Berlin — optimising home deliveries and reducing the number of vehicles on the road at the same time. Already today, we offer EV charging at all stores where we offer parking in 32 markets. And in 2021, Ingka invested in DST — the largest EV operations platform in China.
Beyond using EVs, 2021 marked the first year that IKEA began to use liquefied biogas in heavy duty transportation in Italy. Liquefied biogas (LBG) comes from manure, food waste and other organic matter; it burns cleanly — and is 100 percent carbon neutral.
Last but not least, by 2030, IKEA aims to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from product transport by 15 percent compared to 2017.
Our acceleration towards low carbon transport is a work in progress. Nevertheless, we hope that we inspire businesses, governments and policy makers to take ambitious climate action in this area.