- ENVIRONMENTAL – Commended
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – Commended
Retail Insight Network Excellence Awards and Rankings 2022 – The Verdict
IKEA is a Swedish multinational conglomerate that is ranked for Environmental and Research and Development in the 2022 Retail Insight Network Excellence Rankings.
Recently, the multinational has partnered up with Second Closet to electrify its last-mile delivery service in Canada using branded electric delivery trucks. With this partnership the retailer is looking well on its way to hitting its own 2025 zero-emission targets.
As part of its sustainability efforts, the company has been trialling a furniture Buy Back and Resell service
Also as part of its sustainability efforts, the company has been trialling a furniture Buy Back and Resell service in the US. Customers living near the retailer’s North American headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were able to exchange their used, but still functional IKEA furniture in exchange for store credit. The Swedish retailer has previously launched similar schemes in the UK and Singapore.
Alongside staying on track with its own ambitious climate change goals, the company has also become a founding member of a climate change alliance called The Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign. The initiative brings together companies like H&M, IKEA, Kingfisher and Walmart in an effort to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
IKEA is a home furnishing products retailer based in Sweden. The company offers products, such as living room products including sofas and armchairs, sofa beds, modular sofas, extra covers, bookcases, shelving units, wall shelves, DVD and CD furniture, cabinets and sideboards, storage boxes and baskets, coffee tables, side tables, and sofa tables; and bedroom products, such as beds, mattresses, bedroom storage, lighting, mirrors, and textiles and rugs. It also provides kitchen cabinets and appliances, food products including serving bowls, plates, trays, and cutlery glasses.
The company offers services, such as delivery services, transport services, assembly services, finance, furnishing, planning, sewing, insurance and gift cards. IKEA is headquartered in Almhult, Sweden.