The largest corporate cash donor to UNICEF, IKEA Foundation has committed more than $200 million in both cash and in-kind donations to UNICEF’s programs to save and improve the lives of children and their families. For more than 10 years, IKEA has been a key supporter, contributing to UNICEF’s work through philanthropic donations, sales of UNICEF Greeting Cards, cause-related marketing promotions, in-kind assistance and national-level fundraising and promotional activities by IKEA customers and employees around the world. But what makes IKEA a true partner, is the company’s deep commitment to social responsibility and their direct engagement with issues affecting children. They have truly joined with UNICEF to tackle issues like child labor at their root causes.
In the context of IKEA’s commitment to socially responsible practices, IKEA Foundation partners with UNICEF through integrated approaches to support children and women and their opportunities for learning and developing including addressing child labor issues. IKEA Foundation is committed to supporting UNICEF programs contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In addition to providing financial support for child protection, education and health programs in countries like India, Pakistan and China, IKEA also works with UNICEF to provide expertise and knowledge gained over the years on addressing labor issues in the supply chain. Read more