& # 39; It is hard work & # 39 ;: Ikea boss gives an urgent plea for his first visit to Australia

& # 39; It is hard work & # 39 ;: Ikea boss gives an urgent plea for his first visit to Australia

  • The global head of retailer Ikea has made an urgent request to the nation
  • Jesper Brodin urged consumers and the government to help climate change
  • Ikea has developed a sustainability strategy with the title 'people and planet positive & # 39;
  • Ikea has made the promise to provide its full operation with renewable energy by 2020

Laura Withers for Daily Mail Australia

The global head of the Swedish retailer Ikea has made an impassioned plea to the Australian nation in a desperate attempt to combat climate change.

Jesper Brodin, who took over as the global CEO of the furniture giant in September last year, gave the grim warning about the future of the environment during his first visit to the country earlier this week.

He urged consumers and the government to support the case, but warned that it is hard work & # 39; would be, and commented that it was "up for discussion & # 39; whether climate change was real or not.

(Image of file) Ikea has a newly created sustainability strategy with the title ¿people and planet positive¿

(Image of file) Ikea has a newly created sustainability strategy with the title 'people and planet positive & # 39;

Jesper Brodin (photo) gave a clear warning earlier this week about climate change to the nation

Jesper Brodin (photo) gave a clear warning earlier this week about climate change to the nation

Jesper Brodin (photo) gave a clear warning earlier this week about climate change to the nation

Mr. Brodin explained that the company, famous for its flat pack house style designs, wants to take the lead with its newly created sustainability strategy, entitled "people and planet positive & # 39 ;.

The idea is that in the future there will be more people who have thin wallets and want to have nice homes, and somehow they have to be facilitated, he told news.com.au.

The comparison that we are cracking is how do you do that in a way that you have a positive impact. That's easy to say, it's easy to get energy, but then it's hard work, "Mr. Brodin added.

Referring to the company's previous eco-friendly businesses, Mr. Brodin said that Ikea is a world leader in sustainability & # 39; is that the company continues to work on a positive impact on the environment.

A pilot recycling program is currently being tested in certain Ikea stores, allowing customers to return their used and unwanted furniture.

Mr. Brodin (photo) said that Ikea is a world leader in sustainability & # 39; is and will continue to work on the environment

Mr. Brodin (photo) said that Ikea is a world leader in sustainability & # 39; is and will continue to work on the environment

Mr. Brodin (photo) said that Ikea is a world leader in sustainability & # 39; is and will continue to work on the environment

Ikea has vowed to provide its full operation with renewable energy by 2020, and by 2025 it plans to use only electric vehicles.

The first trucks will arrive at Australian distribution centers in the coming months.

• When it comes to the entire value chain, we find ways, everything from storage to other means to ensure that the energetic footprint from the forest to the store also falls under it.

& # 39; But that lasts until 2030, & # 39; said Mr. Brodin, who recently went to a United Nations conference on climate change in Poland, to the publication.

In addition to making environmentally friendly decisions internally, Ikea also encourages the consumer to make energy-positive choices and will build cheap solar panels in Australian stores later this year.

The multinational group, which was founded in 1943, has already invested about $ 2.7 billion in renewable energy and has 441 wind turbines and 750,000 solar modules.

From November 2018 there are 424 IKEA stores in 52 countries.

The large warehouses in Ikea warehouse style have been in Australia for 43 years.

(Image of the file) The Swedish shop, which is famous for its flat packaging designs, has been in Australia for 43 years

(Picture of the file) The Swedish shop, famous for its flat packaging, has been in Australia for 43 years

(Picture of the file) The Swedish shop, famous for its flat packaging, has been in Australia for 43 years

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