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IKEA announce zero emissions target for home delivery by 2020

The IKEA group have announced that they aim to have zero emissions for their home delivery across 5 major cities by 2020.

  • 21 September 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

The IKEA group have announced that they aim to have zero emissions for their home delivery across 5 major cities by 2020.

The five cities included in the scheme are Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai.

This is a step towards their pledge to be climate positive by 2030. They will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent, compared to 2016 levels.

To ensure they meet their zero emissions target the Swedish company will aim for 100 per cent of home delivery vehicles to be electric by 2025.

Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA Group, said: “We challenge ourselves and inspire others as we can only achieve the change that’s needed together. For us it’s crucial to grow our business in a sustainable way– that’s why we’re speeding up the transition to EV in five inner city areas.”

In 2017, IKEA joined the EV100, a global initiative set up by the Climate Group, which brings together businesses who are committed to the transition to electrical vehicles by 2030.

Helen Clarkson, CEO of the Climate Group, said: “By switching to EVs for home deliveries at this pace, IKEA is setting a strong example for clean transport in city centres, where zero emissions zones will one day become the norm. They are enabling their customers to play a key part in accelerating the roll out of electric vehicles overall.”

IKEA has also committed to using only renewable or recycled materials by 2030 in a bid to become a truly circular business.

Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström