Homeware goods powerhouse IKEA has announced that by 2025, the company will ensure that 50% of their restaurant meals and 80% of their pre-packaged foods are plant-based. The latest move towards offering plant-based foods comes after IKEA released a plant-based version of its iconic Swedish meatball called the ‘plantball’, in addition to a plant-based hot dog earlier this year.
IKEA announced the plans as part of its ongoing commitment to improving sustainability during a pre-event for UN Food Systems Summit 2021. The Summit and its related events focus on “taking action to transform the way the world produces and consumes food.”
Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group Lena Pripp-Ko explained the approach behind the commitment, saying, “We want to make healthy and sustainable choices the most desirable option. Research confirms the importance of making sustainable products affordable and desirable. IKEA can really make a positive difference here.”
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