We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer and we strive to have the same values in the way we work.


Togetherness, “Tillsammans”, is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strong when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun working together.


As many people as possible should be able to afford a beautiful and functional home. We constantly challenge ourselves and others to make more from less without compromising on quality, function, sustainability or form.

Renew and improve

Whatever we are doing today, we can do a bit better tomorrow. We constantly look for new and better ways forward. It is finding solutions to the impossible challenges that has made us successful.

Give and take responsibility

We believe in empowering people and in the power of the individual who wants to grow. Both giving and taking responsibility are ways to grow and develop and a source of energy and joy for those who dare. It is ultimately about trusting each other, being positive and forward-looking.

Caring for people and planet

We want to be a force for positive change both locally and globally. We have the possibility and the resources to make a significant and lasting impact, today and for future generations.


Simplicity is about being ourselves and staying close to reality. Simplicity is also about how we approach our daily task where bureaucracy is our biggest enemy. We are practical people with a common sense approach when solving problems.

Different with a meaning

Different with a meaning is about having the courage to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make “entrepreneurial” mistakes.

Lead by example

We see leadership as an action, not a position. We are at our best when we can be ourselves and at the same time live the IKEA values. Therefore we first recruit on values, then on competence and diversity. We can lead by taking the initiative and being a great inspiration for others.