The largest corporate donor to UNICEF, IKEA Foundation has committed more than $300 million in both cash and in-kind donations to UNICEF’s programs to improve the lives of children and their families.
UNICEF’s partnership with IKEA began more than ten years ago with UNICEF supporting the company to develop the company’s child labour code of conduct. That code, “The IKEA Way on Preventing Child Labour”, describes the specific demands IKEA places on suppliers and sub-contractors to prevent child labour. Based on national law, relevant ILO conventions, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the code clearly states that all actions must always be in the best interests of the child.
Since then IKEA Foundation has been a key supporter, contributing to UNICEF’s work through strategic investments in programmes for children, sales of UNICEF greeting cards, cause-related marketing campaigns, in-kind assistance and national-level fundraising and promotional activities by IKEA customers and employees around the world.
Students of Tutis Primary School in Darolabu Woreda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia say THANK YOU IKEA in recognition of IKEA Foundation’s support in the region