Is IKEA really LGBTQ friendly?

IKEA has earned top marks in Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index. On top of treating all employees fairly, IKEA has been promoting inclusion with its customers and the general public for years, through several initiatives, campaigns, and advertisements across the world. IKEA's commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion goes above and beyond what we have seen from many companies, which is why we have granted this company extra points. In 2022, the company announced plans to launch a new partnership with Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to promote LGBTQ inclusion and support related initiatives. This includes training and education for Ikea employees, providing resources and support for LGBTQ customers, and working to ensure that all employees and customers are treated with respect and dignity. In addition, Ikea is making political contributions to support LGBTQ rights initiatives, including lobbying efforts and fundraising. These efforts demonstrate Ikea's commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.


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Does IKEA have inclusive workforce protections?

IKEA has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations

Does IKEA have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

IKEA has shown sustained commitment to diversity through several initiatives like training for new hires and employees, executives performance tied to diversity goals, and policies that support an inclusive culture around gender identity and self expression.
IKEA has employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees, and has several programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LBBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

Political Contributions & Involvement

Does IKEA offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

IKEA has strong and inclusive benefits offering for US Employees.
Health Insurance and other benefits are equivalent when it comes to their coverage of spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples.
At IKEA Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.

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