IKEA has its roots in Smland, historically one of Swedens poorest regions, so hard work and economizing with resources have always been part of our heritage. Weve been making a lot out of very little for more than 60 years. Throughout the years, we have been fortunate to attract highly skilled and motivated co-workers who have made IKEA one of the most successful home furnishing companies in the world. Finding and encouraging talented people who share our values is a strong focus for us. Togetherness is important. We can always get a helping hand from colleagues. We take responsibility and learn from our mistakes and share experience and knowledge with each other. Now we have around 131,000 co-workers all over the world with a great mix of nationalities and 40% of our top 200 managers are women.