IKEA has committed to using zero emission vehicles for home delivery in five major cities by 2020.
The firm aims to be using only electric vehicles (EVs) for its last-mile courier services in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai by this time.
It suggests this will be an important step towards achieving its science-based targets, contributing to the Paris Agreement and becoming climate positive by 2030.
The homeware and furniture retailer aims for 100% of its home deliveries around the world to be made by EVs or other zero-emission solutions by 2025, with it to provide access to charging stations at stores, offices and distribution centers by 2020.
Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA, said: “We challenge ourselves and inspire others as we can only achieve the change that’s needed together.
“For us it’s crucial to grow our business in a sustainable way– that’s why we’re speeding up the transition to EVs in five inner city areas.”