IKEA


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IKEA is a Swedish furniture and home goods company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and home goods. IKEA has 315 stores in 27 countries.

2nd Amendment
IKEA has remained neutral on 2nd Amendment issues.

Environment
IKEA has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which supports cap-and-trade and carbon tax legislation. The WWF objects to further oil and gas development, including construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The WWF subscribes to extreme ideas, such as “challenging cities to transition toward 100 percent renewable energy.” IKEA has joined 50 other international companies to back the carbon tax legislation. IKEA also signed the BICEP (Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) Climate Declaration, which supports cap-and-trade policies. IKEA signed a pledge to support liberal environmental policies concluding from the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris. (2015 Paris Climate Conference, Accessed 12/16/15) (IKEA Foundation Website, http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_GB/about_ikea/our_responsibility/partnerships/, Accessed 9/11/14) (Kerrie Sinclair, “Top Firms Call For Tax On Carbon,” The Courier Mail (Australia), 7/7/11) (“World Wildlife Fund Statement on Climate Change and the State of the Union,” www.http://worldwildlife.org, 1/28/08) (“WWF, NGOs Urge Secretary Kerry to Continue Strong Climate Leadership,” http://worldwildlife.org, 2/7/13) (WWF Website, http://worldwildlife.org/threats/climate-change, Accessed 7/21/14) (World Wildlife Fund Website, Press Release, http://worldwildlife.org/press-releases/world-wildlife-fund-statement-on-climate-change-and-the-state-of-the-union, 1/28/08) (Kerrie Sinclair, “Top Firms Call For Tax On Carbon,” The Courier Mail (Australia), 7/7/11) (BICEP Climate Declaration, http://www.ceres.org/bicep/climate-declaration, Accessed 8/14/14)

Marriage
IKEA has remained neutral on marriage issues.
IKEA received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. A score of 100 indicates adherence on the part of the company to IKEA received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. A score of 100 indicates adherence on the part of the company to specific criterion that includes financial support to organizations advocating for same-sex marriage. (HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index, www.hrc.org, Accessed 12/16/15)

Life
IKEA has partnered with the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). The Clinton Foundation and CHAI are listed as partnered of Population Services International (PSI). PSI donates to Planned Parenthood and is a worldwide abortion provider.
IKEA is a partner of UNICEF, which, as a member of the Human Rights and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, was part of a 2014 report citing the need for safe abortion care as a basic human right. The Clinton Foundation also promotes Pathfinder International, an organization that provides abortions and post-abortion services.  (IKEA Foundation Website, http://www.ikeafoundation.org/partners/, Accessed 9/12/14) (IKEA Website, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/ClintonHealthPressRelease, Accessed 9/12/14) (PSI 2011 Form 990, http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/560/560942853/560942853_201112_990.pdf, Accessed 4/2/14) (Pathfinder International 2012 Form 990, http://www.pathfinder.org/publications-tools/pdfs/990-2011-Public-version.pdf, Accessed 4/10/14) (Clinton Foundation Website, http://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/commitments/reproductive-health-peer-counseling-university-program, Accessed 9/13/14) (The IKEA Foundation Website, http://www.ikeafoundation.org/programmes/emergency-response/, Accessed 9/12/14) (UNICEF Corporate Sponsors, Accessed 1/7/15) (UNAIDS Report, page 316, Accessed 1/7/16)

Education
IKEA has remained neutral on the issue of education.