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IKEA announces $48 million expanded donation to UNICEF India


IKEA announced an expansion of the global retailer’s support for children – in the form of a $48 million donation for UNICEF programmes in some of India’s most deprived areas.

IKEA Social Initiative is investing US$48 million in a five-year programme addressing health, nutrition, clean water and sanitation, and the aim is to reach out to more than 80 million children and young people, and more than 10 million women. With this donation, IKEA has become UNICEF’s biggest corporate partner, with total commitments of more than $180 million from 2000 to 2015.

By leading the way on the development of corporate partnerships, UNICEF can implement critical long-term programmes to improve children’s well-being. At the same time, despite the global economic downturn, IKEA is setting a high standard for corporate partnership – with tangible results to show that social investments yield sound returns.