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Petitioning IKEA, IKEA España

IKEA, un vaso de agua, por favor

¿Sabías que en IKEA no te da un vaso de agua?  Sí como lo oyes, en IKEA no puedes pedir un vaso de agua. Tienen grifos de refrescos suecos, que te venden como una opción más sana porque tienen menos azúcar. Y por solo 1 € puedes rellenar el vaso sin límite. Pensamos que podríamos hacer lo mismo con el agua que, sin duda, es la opción más sana. Pero no. El agua hay que comprarla embotellada, sí o sí. Y la verdad, flipamos.   Ikea está lleno de familias, de bebés, dicen en su web  “Bueno para ti, bueno para la naturaleza”, y allí nos dan información sobre su respeto por los animales (incluidos los arenques), por la agricultura orgánica y sostenible, su política en contra de las grasas trans, y del café de comercio justo… pero ¡no te dan un vaso de agua! IKEA, un vaso de agua, por favor. No solo porque el agua es la opción más sana, sino porque es lo mejor para el medio ambiente. En España, según Greenpeace, el agua embotellada genera más de 10 millones envases de residuos al año. Algo totalmente evitable, porque el agua del grifo es igual o mejor que la embotellada. En Navarra ya tienen una ley para que sea obligatorio que te den un vaso de agua en los bares. Ciudades como París y Córdoba también han hecho lo mismo. Si IKEA se apuntase a esta tendencia sería un ejemplo para otros. Por nuestra salud y por la salud del planeta, Ikea, un vaso de agua, por favor. PD: Me llamo Gabriela y tengo 16 años. He abierto esta petición porque fui a Ikea de San Sebastián de los Reyes en septiembre y tuvimos que comprar agua. Tengo que decir que me gustan las albóndigas suecas de Ikea pero también el agua del grifo de Madrid que es de las mejores del mundo (lo sé porque he vivido en varios países).  

Gabriella Rodríguez
76,529 supporters
Petitioning IKEA, Giuliano Poletti

IKEA: trasformiamo questo pianto in un sorriso! IKEA: let's change this cry into a smile!

Carissimi amici in un’Italia dove la corruzione negli ultimi anni è all’ordine del giorno, dove vitalizi e pensioni d’oro dei politici e manager di aziende partecipate entrano nelle cronache di tutti i giorni, il caso del licenziamento di Marica Ricutti, 39 anni, separata, madre di due figli piccoli di cui uno disabile, che è stata lasciata a casa perché, dopo essere stata spostata di reparto, non è riuscita più a rispettare i nuovi turni imposti da IKEA che non è voluta andare incontro alle sue esigenze, nonostante le rassicurazioni che le erano state date nel momento in cui le era stato annunciato il cambio di mansione, ci sembra veramente assurdo. In questo caso particolare pensiamo che per IKEA, marchio conosciuto a livello mondiale, sia auspicabile arrivare ad un accordo diretto con la dipendente licenziata per un immediato reintegro piuttosto che aspettare la decisione del giudice. In questo tipo di decisioni che riguardano i diritti di una madre sola, che vive con i suoi due figli minori, IKEA deve assolutamente tenere in considerazioni le particolari esigenze del lavoratore. Dopo 17 anni di lavoro nella stessa azienda (quasi una vita intera), con due figli a carico, siamo sicuri che, anche in vista delle imminenti festività natalizie, IKEA voglia ritornare sui propri passi e procedere al reintegro di Marica. Siamo altresì sicuro che tutti i dipendenti IKEA della sede di Corsico siano favorevoli a dare una mano a Marica per venire incontro alle sue particolari esigenze di turni di lavoro dettate dai suoi problemi familiari. Viste queste premesse, chiediamo pertanto, l’immediato reintegro e riassunzione di Marica Ricutti, in IKEA, tenuto conto anche delle sue particolari esigenze familiari. Per maggiori dettagli vi rimandiamo all'articolo ed al video apparso su Repubblica: Articolo su Grazie a tutti per quello che potrete fare, per le vostre firme e le vostre condivisioni. Sergio Barbesta ENG VERSION Dear friends, in an country like Italy, where corruption in recent years is on the daily agenda, where annuities and gold pensions of politicians and managers of public companies enter the daily chronicles, the case of the dismissal of Marica Ricutti, 39, separated and mother of two young children, one of whom is disabled, who was left at home because, after being moved from her ward, she could no longer respect the new rounds imposed by IKEA, which did not want to meet her needs, despite the assurances that had been given to her at the moment in which they changed her kind of job, it seems to us really absurd. In this particular case we think that for IKEA, a brand worldwide known worldwide, it is desirable to reach a direct agreement with the dismissed employee for an immediate reinstatement rather than waiting for the decision of the judge. In this kind of decisions concerning the rights of a single mother, who lives with her two minor children, IKEA must absolutely take into consideration the particular needs of the worker. After 17 years of work in the same company (almost a whole life), with two dependent children, we are sure that, even in view of the upcoming Christmas holidays, IKEA wants to retrace its steps and proceed with the reintegration of Marica. We are also sure that all IKEA employees of Corsico office are in favor of helping Marica to meet her particular work needs, due to her particular family problems. Given these premises, we therefore request the immediate reinstatement and resumption of Marica Ricutti, in IKEA, also taking into account her  particular family needs. For more details we refer to the article and the video appeared on Repubblica: Article on Thank you all for what you can do, for your signatures and your shares. Sergio Barbesta

Sergio Barbesta
69,239 supporters
Petitioning IKEA

Beg IKEA to make an affordable tabletop gaming table.

The board gaming community is passionate and particular about their gaming accessories. They are also a large group with disposable income. There have been many attempts in the community to develop a high-quality table appropriate for both dining and gaming, but few have been affordable enough for the community at large to enjoy.  That is why this petition has been created. IKEA is an industry leader in creating multi-functional furniture at affordable prices. The tabletop gaming community is already a heavy user of IKEA's KALLAX product as it is an efficient way to store and display their gaming collections. An affordable multi-function gaming table designed by IKEA would be an incredible addition to not only IKEA's line up of products, but the board gaming community's list of essential gaming accessories. Let's make it happen!   * table pictured is not an IKEA design and was found online for example purposes only. Photo credit: Marc Semenchuk

Brad Smoley
29,144 supporters
Petitioning IKEA

IKEA : Respect des livraisons & SAV For a real Delivery, customer services & care

"IKEA sait vendre des meubles... Mais pas les livrer" Je reprends l'un des nombreux titres des forums sur internet qui racontent les nombreuses expériences de consommateurs comme moi. Je trouve cela incroyable que IKEA ne prenne pas au sérieux ses offres de livraison, cela démontre un grand manque de respect envers ses clients. Sous-traiter les livraisons est une chose, mais veiller au respect des engagements c'est le minimum professionnel. A chaque livraison, je pose une journée de congé et à chaque fois ils ne respectent pas leur horaires ou tout simplement annulent le jour même. Sans aucune proposition de compensation ou de dédommagement. Je lance cette pétition afin que IKEA respect ses clients et propose un réel changement dans sa politique de vente en ligne, qui semble rendre le client impuissant lorsqu'il demande des comptes. ENGLISH: "IKEA knows how to sell furniture ... but not how to deliver it" One of the many titles found from forums on the internet that tell the many experiences of customers like me. I find it unbelievable that IKEA does not take its delivery offers seriously, which shows a great lack of respect towards its customers. Subcontracting deliveries is one thing, but ensuring compliance with commitments is the minimum professional basic. At each delivery, I ask a day off and each time they do not respect their schedule or simply cancel the same day. Without any proposal for refund or real compensation. I launch this petition so that IKEA respects its customers and bring real changes in its online sales policy, which seems to make the customer helpless.  

5,555 supporters
Petitioning IKEA

Dispute IKEA's decision to change Ribba box frame fronts from glass to Perspex

Ikea have recently told of their decision to change the fronts on their Ribba Box Frames (23x23 and 50x50) from glass to Perspex. Many crafters use these frames for their projects and although they would be inevitably easier to send in the mail, Perspex scratches extremely easily resulting in having to be thrown away and the need to re start it all over again. It is also horrendously static and takes three times longer to clean than glass. Glass has more clarity, strength and overall better quality. I fear Perspex will only be more time consuming and less desirable to my customers. Plus if I'm having to throw it away due to it getting scratched and buying more that's certainly not good for the planet Glass gives a certain kind of clarity and quality that plastic can't.  Many will no doubt feel they need to find an alternative frame that still provides them with glass therefore Ikea will lose ALOT of custom from this change. Also they've recently increased the price from £3.55 to £3.95 each so changing the front too just doesn't make commercial sense. The aim is to highlight the amount of customers who wish to keep the glass fronts and hopefully make Ikea see reason as to not change them. 

Karen Hill
2,602 supporters
Petitioning IKEA, Ikea

İkea'nın gerçek inek postu kullanmasını engellemek için bir imza da siz atın

İkea ürünü olan ve hem mağazasında hem de internet satışında görebileceğiniz KOLDBY ürününde İnek derisi kullanıyor.  Mağaza ve internet mağazasında görebileceğiniz üzere ürün ile ilgili yapılan açıklamada : "İnek derisi doğal olarak dayanıklıdır, yıllarca kullanabilirsiniz.Deri üzerindeki izler, renk ve ölçü farklılıkları derinin karakteristik özelliğidir ve bu da inek derisi halıların her birini farklı kılar.” İfadeleri bulunuyor.  Ürünün malzeme açıklamalarında ise SIĞIR DERİSİNDEN başka herhangi bir açıklama yok. Hiçbir insanın dekor için derisi yüzülerek kürkü çalınan hayvanların postuna ihtiyacı yoktur.  Kampanyaya imza atarak bu suça ortak olmayabilir ve İKEA’NIN ilgili üründen elde etmiş olduğu kârı barınaklara bağışlamasına katkı sağlayabilirsin. İLGİLİ ÜRÜN:

kadir demiray
1,657 supporters
Petitioning States of Jersey, Jersey Customs and Immigration, IKEA

Allow IKEA to ship to Jersey CI.

Companies such as IKEA are restricted from directly shipping to Jersey, due to the states and customs not wanting ‘extortionate’ island business’ to lose any business they may gain. Currently it is possible to ‘order’ from IKEA’, but the catch it that you have to use a shipping agent, whom usually charge 20% of the order total, which works out to be more expensive than it is worth. This is a petition to the States of Jersey Governing bodies and the Customs and Immigration office to revise this and lift their restrictions, so that islanders may utilise IKEA freely, without having to use highly priced shipping agents  

T Anon
998 supporters
Petitioning IKEA, Simone Settergren

Missbrauch von Jesus für IKEA-Werbung stoppen

Im aktuellen Weihnachts-Werbespot wird eine Wohnzimmerszene gezeigt. Eine Frau tritt ins Zimmer und nennt bei jeder neuen Entdeckung von IKEA-Produkten den Namen Jesu. Dies wiederholt sich sechsmal, bis sie in einem Sessel sitzend den "Hippie-Jesus" sitzen sieht, der sich ihr mit Björn vorstellt, aber eindeutig ein Hinweis auf Jesus ist. Dies ist neben der Verletzung der religiösen Gefühle von unzähligen Christen eine Gotteslästerung aufgrund des 2. Gebotes, das besagt, wir sollen den heiligen Namen Gottes nicht missbrauchen. Dazu dürfen und können wir nicht schweigen. In einer Stellungnahme von IKEA schreibt Frau Simone Settergren (Corporate Communications, IKEA Deutschland), dass "im Marketing das Spielen mit Konventionen, Klischees, Vorurteilen und vermeintlichem Allgemeinwissen ein häufig gebrauchtes Stilmittel" sei. Es ist nicht hin zu nehmen, dass der heilige Name Gottes hier mit "Konventionen, Klischees, Vorurteilen und vermeintlichem Allgemeinwissen" verglichen wird. Des Weiteren schreibt Frau Settergren: "Unserer Meinung nach stellt die Mehrheit der Menschen bei Nutzung des Ausrufs keinen religiösen Bezug her." Dass dies nicht der Realität entspricht, davon müssen wir IKEA nun überzeugen, denn für Millionen von Christen in Deutschland hat sowohl Jesus als auch das Weihnachtsfest, an dem wir den Geburtstag von Jesus feiern, viel mehr als nur einen religiösen Bezug. Frau Simone Settergren schreibt weiter in der Stellungnahme: „Wir wollten das Bewusstsein für die ursprüngliche Bedeutung schärfen durch die visuelle Darstellung eines jungen Mannes, der einer weit verbreiteten Vorstellung des christlichen Jesus entspricht.“ Wenn dies den Tatsachen entsprechen würde, so hätte IKEA Jesus in der Krippe dargestellt und nicht im Sessel. Denn die „ursprüngliche Bedeutung“ des Weihnachtsfestes beruht nicht auf dem Menschen Jesus, der gekommen ist um egoistische Wünsche zu erfüllen. Vielmehr liegt der Kern von Weihnachten in dem Mensch gewordenen Sohn Gottes, der seine eigenen Wünsche unter die des Vaters stellt und demütig und selbstlos alles aufgab und für uns am Kreuz von Golgatha für die Sünde der Menschen zu sterben. Die Beschreibung des Videos auf Youtube ist ein weiterer nicht akzeptabler Angriff auf Jesus. „An Weihnachten passieren schon mal Wunder: Auch wenn manche nicht an den Weihnachtsmann glauben, könnten sie trotzdem Jesus sehen.“ Dass wir Jesus mit bloßen Augen sehen können ist genau so falsch, wie der Vergleich mit dem Weihnachtsmann, der Jesus als Märchenfigur darstellt. Dies wollen und werden wir so nicht hinnehmen. Darum fordern wir IKEA dazu auf den Werbespot sofort zu stoppen und eine Entschuldigung gegenüber allen Christen in Deutschland zu veröffentlichen.                      ------------------------------------------------- Die Stellungsnahme von Frau Settergren im Wortlaut: Sehr geehrter Herr Staigmiller,  haben Sie vielen Dank für Ihre Nachricht. Gerne nehmen wir zu der aktuellen Weihnachtswerbung Stellung:  IKEA ist ein wertebasiertes Unternehmen und es liegt uns fern, die Gefühle von Menschen zu verletzen oder gar zu beleidigen. Der aktuelle Spot ist - wie unsere Werbung häufig – mit einem Augenzwinkern zu verstehen. Tatsächlich ist im Marketing das Spielen mit Konventionen, Klischees, Vorurteilen und vermeintlichem Allgemeinwissen ein häufig gebrauchtes Stilmittel, um Emotionen und damit letztendlich Aufmerksamkeit zu erzielen.  Die umgangssprachlichen Ausrufe „Jesus“ oder auch „Oh mein Gott“  sind mittlerweile religionsunabhängig im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch etabliert. Der Begriff drückt Erstaunen und Verwunderung aus. Aufgrund seiner langjährigen Benutzung und des kontextunabhängigen Gebrauchs wird der Begriff heute oft unabhängig von seiner ursprünglichen Bedeutung verwendet. Unserer Meinung nach stellt die Mehrheit der Menschen bei Nutzung des Ausrufs keinen religiösen Bezug her.  Die Nutzung des Ausrufs führt also bei den vielen Menschen nicht direkt zu einem religiösen Bezug. Wir wollten das Bewusstsein für die ursprüngliche Bedeutung schärfen durch die visuelle Darstellung eines jungen Mannes, der einer weit verbreiteten Vorstellung des christlichen Jesus entspricht. Dass wir aber keinesfalls den Eindruck erwecken wollen, Jesus trete in unserem Werbespot auf, erkennen Sie auch an der Tatsache, dass der junge Mann sich dann selbst als „Björn“ vorstellt.  Ich hoffe, Ihnen mit den Ausführungen weiterhelfen zu können.  Mit freundlichen Grüßen,  Simone Settergren Corporate Communications IKEA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Benjamin Staigmiller
919 supporters
Support LGBT people in Russia

At IKEA, we believe in people In the latest issue of our customer magazine IKEA FAMILY LIVE we ran a feature about two women, Kirsty and Clara, living in England with their child. The article appeared in 24 countries but not in Russia where a law prevents us from publishing it. It is a law that has been widely criticized but one that we have to comply with. However, we wanted to take the opportunity to speak about what the IKEA values mean and what we stand for. This is why the current online version of the magazine in 25 countries, including Russia, contains this letter from IKEA Group: "At IKEA, we believe in people. We are guided by our vision – to help create a better everyday life for the many people. We also believe you can be yourself as an IKEA co-worker, an IKEA customer or in your home. We do our best to stand for equal opportunities and support the human rights of all people. And every co-worker can expect fair treatment and equal opportunities whatever their ethnicity, religion, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation or age. This guides us and inspires us when we work together with our colleagues and the people in our value chain. After all, it’s our differences that make us great! Petra Hesser, Human Resources, & Steve Howard, Sustainability, IKEA Group" As an employer, we work purposefully and in a structured way to promote equal rights and equal opportunities. It is part of our code of conduct for everyone working for the IKEA Group and it is also a part of our diversity and inclusion approach. We want the way we communicate our offer in different commercial channels to mirror the world around us and we believe that publishing an article featuring a lesbian couple in 24 countries is a good example of that. In some of these countries the subject is still considered to be controversial. In the long term, we believe that we can have a positive influence on societies in the countries where we operate by constantly working based on our values. Best regards, Greg Priest, Policy & Compliance Manager, IKEA Group

5 years ago