Summary SACC and IKEA Sustainability Forum 12 November, Perth

At last year’s SACC WA and IKEA event, we discussed a few of the strategies IKEA incorporate in their business model to reduce its global environmental footprint. Despite the uncertain times and the overhanging threat of COVID-19, we were invited back for a follow up to last year’s popular event.
On 12 November, we returned for a second sustainability themed evening where we were taken through some of the national and international initiatives IKEA support, all aimed at positively impacting the communities in which IKEA operates globally.
The presentations on the evening included three organisations, run wholly or supported by IKEA:
  • The Girls Academy; a school-based mentoring program working nationally to drive community-led solutions aimed at overcoming the varied obstacles that prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from attending school and achieving personally beyond graduation.
  • Working with Refugees; IKEA’s own Skills for Employment program, aimed to provide growth opportunities for refugees.
  • Let’s Play for Change; an annual initiative run by IKEA for children around the world, encouraging them to connect, learn, grow and have fun through play.
We were also able to try IKEA’s new plant-based food assortment; plant burgers, veggie hot dogs, and plant balls, that are now available at IKEA food outlets around Australia.
SACC WA would like to thank our generous host, the members and guests who participated this evening, and last but not least, the speakers who kindly offered their time and insights to inspire us all.