As another year draws to a close, yet again it is abundantly clear how dependent we are on each other – at global, national and local levels. The COVID pandemic and accelerating climate change have caused extreme poverty rates to increase for the first time in a generation and are dramatically impacting our shared natural environment.
These challenges cannot be addressed without joint effort and new ways of collaborating across sectors and borders. It is about making brave decisions within countries and corporations, but it is also about the contributions we as individuals can make as we go about our daily lives.
During FY21 (September 2020 – August 2021) we continued our support for our existing partners whilst also establishing new ones, allowing us to reach more people in all corners of the globe. At IKEA we are committed to a sustainable and inclusive future. The social entrepreneurs we work with are front runners in this undertaking. Against all kinds of odds, they have continued to support vulnerable populations and innovate to address old and new challenges to the benefit of us all.
We are humbled and proud by all that they do, creating a better everyday life for the many people.
You can read about all our partnerships along with case studies and highlights in our Annual Review FY21 which is available now online and to download.