IKEA announced a plan to become more environmentally friendly by 2030 by cutting the company’s emissions at least 50 percent and moving towards carbon neutrality. As part of the “Race to Zero” initiative, IKEA will rollout a new program that will sell renewable energy to households.
The Ingka Group, which manages 367 of the 423 IKEA stores globally, invested $2.67 billion in renewable energy since 2016 including “two solar parks in the U.S., a wind farm in Romania and 534 wind turbines in 14 countries.”
“At IKEA, we want to become fully circular and climate positive by 2030, built on renewable energy and resources,” Jan Gardberg, retail business manager at the Ingka Group, said. “We believe the future of energy is renewable and we want to make electricity from sustainable sources more accessible and affordable for all.”
In an effort to become more climate positive and commit to the Paris Agreement, the company will begin selling renewable energy to households beginning with the home market in Sweden in September. The Group has installed close to a million solar panels in most of their stores.
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