IKEA assists healthcare workers

To help protect the health and livelihoods of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the IKEA Group has initiated several initiatives that include the use IKEAs supply chain infrastructure to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare workers that has been delivered to local and global organizations. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the recipients.

Around the world, MSF provides medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Since the start of the pandemic, healthcare workers worldwide have struggled to find the personal protective equipment they need to protect their health.

IKEA has now repurposing some production lines at their suppliers to produce personal protective equipment. Quality is one important factor for healthcare equipment.

The requirements for the personal protective equipment, in this case, protective gowns, were set by specialists at MSF who were working closely together with the IKEA supplier to ensure the requested quality.

The protective gowns produced by an IKEA supplier in Asia have been delivered to MSF hubs in Europe for further distribution. 

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