Online Conversation

Sustainable and Equitable Manufacturing with IKEA

Join us online to hear from IKEA’s sustainability experts and learn about their work to create sustainable, fair, and equitable manufacturing practices at IKEA.

Lars-Erik Fridolfsson heads their Fair and Equal division at this global company. He will share stories about the processes and challenges IKEA faces to meet its ambitious sustainability goals to address and work towards inequality, unsustainable consumption, climate change, strategies and tools for sustainable product development, and unhealthy exposure throughout its value chain.

IKEA was founded with a mission to create a better everyday life for everyone by producing home products at affordable prices. They strive to uphold this goal while working intently on the complex challenges of design and manufacturing today — health, climate change, and equity.

We invited Lars to share details about their ongoing strategies to lessen the impact of IKEA’s global operations on climate and human health with a commitment to fair, equitable, and sustainable practices.

Come listen and ask your questions at this live online event.


Lars-Erik Fridolfsson is head of the Fair & Equal department in the Sustainable Transformation division at IKEA. His role is to define, develop, and maintain strategic commitments in the company’s Fair & Equal agenda and to integrate topics in equitable labor strategies into the company’s business development with clear ambitions, commitments, and goals. It’s also about simplifying these complex topics for effective business decision-making.

Lars has over 20 years experience at IKEA in various HR manager roles in different parts of the company’s value chain. He has been stationed both in Vietnam and India leading the HR agenda in Southeast Asia and South Asia in the Purchasing organizations. He has been Global Succession Manager and Talent Manager in Sweden. He has been working extensively with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in various roles and believes that building inclusive business and resilient societies is crucial for a sustainable future.

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