Inter IKEA Group | Newsroom > About Us > How We Work 2ded3ab3-ee75-4953-9db6-5defa1672ed3/Trace it – to keep our “all-in” cotton promise Trace it – to keep our “all-in” cotton promise IKEA CHALLENGES THE CONVENTIONAL COTTON INDUSTRY Since September 2015, IKEA promises that 100 percent of the cotton in our products comes from more sustainable sources. We insure that our promise... ]]> 5/2/2017 1:07:00 PM 73cc490c-f18e-4d68-9467-781f545a923a/IKEA to start purchasing from Jordan IKEA to start purchasing from Jordan In November 2016, IKEA decided that we will start purchasing from Jordan through our Social Entrepreneurs initiative, creating livelihood for Syrian refugees and locals. The situation in Syria is... ]]> 2/10/2017 8:24:00 AM 452d947e-9b15-4e3d-88e7-1a26a465d509/Transforming the textile dyeing industry Transforming the textile dyeing industry To reduce the impact our business has on the environment, IKEA constantly strives to minimise the amount of resources used. Together with our biggest textile supplier, we have recently introduced... ]]> 6/8/2016 6:01:00 AM 5cd0a67f-d83a-4392-80b7-61f2b3cda8ab/Automation of the BILLY bookcase factory Automation of the BILLY bookcase factory At IKEA we believe that automation is the key to providing good jobs and quality products at affordable prices. Our largest BILLY bookcase supplier, Swedish Gyllensvaans Möbler, has more than... ]]> 6/7/2016 2:07:00 PM b6e4e9e4-78f3-4a0e-af4e-36b520ebbb78/Reuniting migrant workers with their children Reuniting migrant workers with their children In China, more than 200 million people set off from their hometown each year to work in another province – leaving their children to be raised by grandparents or on their own. IKEA cooperates with... ]]> 6/7/2016 1:16:00 PM 546c40cf-84ff-45c2-9d25-5920cf86835c/Cutting down assembly time by half Cutting down assembly time by half At IKEA, innovation arises from teamwork. It involves a lot of people from different competency areas working together on our suppliers’ factory floor. This was especially true during the process... ]]> 6/7/2016 1:05:00 PM 276f41b8-e4da-482f-a231-5f0b7724519c/Purchasing Purchasing At IKEA we are guided by our vision: creating a better everyday life for the many people. Purchasing within IKEA has always been an important contributor to realising our vision and business idea.... ]]> 6/7/2016 12:04:00 PM 1b628b2f-a584-4f9c-b761-8cb6bc067989/Product Improvement - GUNGGUNG Product Improvement - GUNGGUNG At IKEA, the safety of our customers comes first. We believe in every child's right to play in a safe home environment. In 2014 we developed a circus-inspired swing, GUNGGUNG, to encourage more... ]]> 6/7/2016 11:12:00 AM 29866534-b055-4ffc-af0e-ba7e7360076d/The making of engineered wood The making of engineered wood To reduce the impact our business has on the environment, IKEA constantly strives to use natural resources as efficiently as possible. Together with our Romanian supplier Aviva, we’ve developed a... ]]> 6/7/2016 11:08:00 AM 0b6058db-dfa9-4f25-a2c4-d3d5f8573227/IWAY IWAY At IKEA we are keenly aware that our business has an impact on people and the planet. In particular, people’s working conditions and the environment. So how can IKEA do good business while being a... ]]> 6/7/2016 9:48:00 AM