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IKEA co-operates with the Paediatric Research Foundation of Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

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Since 2008, IKEA Social Initiative co-operates with the Paediatric Research Foundation of Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The goal of the programme is to improve the health of the many children in India. The five-year program aims at developing research that can improve...

IKEA and WWF Joint Cotton Projects

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IKEA and WWF cooperate on a project in India and Pakistan to develop better cotton farming practices. About 2,000 farmers in Pakistan and 500 in India are being trained in Farmer Field Schools where they learn how to reduce the amount of water and chemicals they use. This has a positive impact on...

IKEA Sponsors Forestry Scholarships

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Every year, the IKEA Group supports one-year scholarships for 22 students from Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia to study forestry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Alnarp, Sweden. These scholarships have been arranged annually since 2001.

IKEA is cooperating with WWF to reduce impact on the climate.

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IKEA is cooperating with WWF and implementing several projects globally in an effort to reduce the impact on the climate, the forests, and cotton. IKEA and WWF hope to encourage considerate, efficient, long-term economically sound usage of natural resources with the ultimate goal of ensuring that...

Marks & Spencer gives disadvantaged people an opportunity for employment training

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Marks & Start is Marks & Spencer's work experience programme for those who are homeless, disabled, single parents and young unemployed.

British American Tobacco establishes a biodiversity partnership with NGOs

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British American Tobacco has established a biodiversity partnership, now in its third five-year term (2011-2015). The partners (Fauna & Flora International, Earthwatch, Tropical Biology Association, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and British American Tobacco) have appointed an independent programme...

WWF and IKEA Conservation Partnership

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IKEA and WWF began a co-operation in 2002 to jointly promote responsible forestry in priority regions around the world. Together the two organizations have planned and implemented a series of projects in China, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The projects are important...

Greenpeace and Marks & Spencer: Sustainable seafood procurement

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) has adopted a Policy on Sustainable Sourcing of Fisheries Products, which applies to all seafood sold, including fish used as an ingredient. M&S came top of Greenpeace UK's Recipe for Disaster, a study of UK supermarkets, ranking them by their seafood policies.

Unilever and WWF establish certification for sustainable fisheries

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The MSC Standard by the Marine Stewardship Council is the only internationally recognised set of environmental principles for assessing fisheries to establish whether they are well managed and sustainable. The MSC is an independent, global, non-profit organisation which was set up to find a...

Kodak supported NGOs to create a hospital for children cancer patients

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Kodak Brasileira was one of the first companies to lend financial support to Grupo de Apoio a Crianca com Cancer (GACC), a non-profit organisation based in Sao Jose dos Campos that planned to create a hospital for children with cancer.