Mumbai: Ingka Group and IKEA India are taking the next step in putting sustainability at the core of its business. Sustainability performance will now be integrated as a formal part of the individual and team goals for the country.
As a part of that, the country retail managers will be accountable for implementing the IKEA sustainability strategy, people & planet positive in different countries respectively.
“We want to grow the IKEA business in a sustainable way – we know that our future success lies in our ability to make a positive impact on people and planet. By taking this step to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our retail operations, we can accelerate the transformation of the business to become even more affordable, convenient and sustainable for our customers,” said Tolga Öncü, Retail Operations Manager, Ingka Group.
This integrated role will help the country retail managers to take greater leadership in moving towards the IKEA ambition and to enable one billion people to live a better life within the limits of the planet by 2030.
“I am excited and inspired by formally taking on the role of Chief Sustainability Officer. I have a greater responsibility to ensure that sustainability is integrated into everything we do as a business. We have always had an inspiring vision and values, and now we are moving further and faster in demonstrating the connection between business success, long term growth and our commitment to people and planet. This gives me and all our co-workers great energy to create the new IKEA together” said Peter Betzel, CEO, IKEA India.
The company is committed to a range of initiatives in its 30 markets from achieving science-based targets to contribute to fulfilling the Paris Agreement.
The change in the country organisation will take effect on 1 September 2019.