IKEA

Work/Life Flexibility and Benefits

Challenge

Uncertainty and concern regarding work authorizations issued under DACA.

Actions 

At IKEA, we believe that everyone has the right to pursue a better life. We support “Dreamers” across our country. There are nearly three-quarters of a million hardworking people contributing to our communities and our economy because of this program, and some of them are IKEA co-workers. To support our co-workers who currently work for IKEA under DACA-issued work permits, we activated location HR business partners to meet with each and every co-worker to communicate and explain our support for them.

Outcomes

Effective March 1, 2017, we began reimbursing IKEA co-workers who are in the DACA program for the fee they must pay to stay in the program. We also began offering two hours of free legal service to these co-workers to consult with licensed attorneys on specific legal questions they may have. 

Contact

Rafael A. Fantauzzi: [email protected]

At IKEA, one of our core values is caring for people and the planet. As committed agents for positive social change, diversity and inclusion is embedded into our culture. To IKEA, equality is a human right, and we believe all our co-workers should feel valued for their uniqueness. My personal commitment is to make IKEA a workplace leader in the U.S. retail industry and to motivate other CEO Action pledge members to help us transform key issues like gender equality and human rights.

Lars Petersson, President, IKEA US

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