Marsha Smith<br/>
IKEA Canada

Our co-workers are our greatest ambassadors and their passion and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace will lead the way as IKEA continues to go all-in on equality. We support the right of our LGBT+ co-workers to be themselves; we provide equal opportunities to develop and to contribute to the business because our diversity is one of our greatest assets.

LGBT+ inclusion is the responsibility of every co-worker and it begins with everyone believing and wanting to be part of a work environment where everyone feels welcome, respected and valued for who they are.

Marsha Smith
IKEA Canada

IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 357 stores in more than 29 countries worldwide, which are visited by 817 million people every year. IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 95 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943, IKEA’s business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA Canada, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.


Caring for people, diversity and inclusion is embedded in our vision and in our values. At IKEA Group, we see diversity and inclusion as the right thing to do. Recognizing our co-workers’ differences contributes to creativity and supports our growth. We support our LGBT+ co-workers’ right to be themselves and provide equal opportunities in recruitment and development to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our Code of Conduct and Standard on Equality ensure that our workplace is free of discrimination, harassment and hostility. Our commitment extends to our Way of working with suppliers (IWAY) where we define requirements to comply with human rights and include a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity.


At IKEA we are committed to going all in on equality, recognizing that equality lies at the heart of human rights. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where co-workers can be themselves.


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