Open the call VI of Fund IKEA works for environmental projects Madrid, February 24, 2011-IKEA, a Swedish company world leader in the sale of furniture and decorative items for the home, has opened the call for the VI Fund IKEA works, an annual donation the company allocated to projects submitted by organizations not lucrative (ONL). RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust spoke with conviction. In this new edition, with environmental character, the Fund is endowed with 90,000 euros. The donation will go towards funding projects that have as main objective raise awareness, teach or promote among the population sustainable habits at home that involve children and their families in their development. (Similarly see: Chevron U.S.A. Inc). Throughout his career, the IKEA help fund us has been evolving, growing and defining its character, combining the social approach and the environmental as a line of action within the programme. In this sense, as a company concerned about the environment and to educate the population in this field, through this initiative, IKEA wants raise awareness about the need to care for the planet and be respectful with the environment, even from their own homes. The entities that submit their proposals must be NLOS (non-profits) at local, national or international, whose beneficiaries and whose project is carried out in one or several autonomous communities where the IKEA stores are established.
The company has 13 stores in Spain: in Alcorcon, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Ensanche de Vallecas (Madrid), in Badalona and L Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), in Castilleja de la Cuesta (Sevilla), Malaga, Jerez (Cadiz), Barakaldo (Vizcaya), in Pola de Siero (Asturias), Murcia, Zaragoza and A Coruna. For the evaluation of projects, IKEA has the advice of economists without borders, entity expert in field of social action. Proposals may be submitted until March 27. The bases of the call and forms are available at. Fund IKEA works, a commitment with the local community in the year 2003 was born IKEA collaborates, framework for action to promote social and environmental initiatives at the national level and in the environment of IKEA in Spain shops. Since then, the Fund IKEA collaborates has evaluated more than 700 projects of hundreds of NGOs and has funded eight projects with an endowment of 518,000 euros. In total, the actions carried out since 2003 have contributed to improving the lives of more than 8,000 people who directly or indirectly, have benefited from the implementation of social and environmental initiatives of all kinds.
The IKEA Fund is included in IKEA collaborates, framework for action to promote social and environmental initiatives at national level and in the environment of the stores. IKEA collaborates also provides decoration projects and donations of furniture and IKEA products in favour of local organizations. On the other hand, also includes volunteer actions promoted among workers, as well as education and awareness of consumers and society in general in the field of sustainability and habits for living more sustainably. Since 2003, a total of 3.2 million euros have funded projects in collaboration with the community. During 2010, IKEA contribution to such projects accounted for 1.42% of the company’s profits and they benefited more than 45,000 children and families in the environment of the IKEA stores.