Viktoria Granström is the Environmental Leader at IKEA Industry Group and a member of the IKEA Global Water Working Group. As the Environmental specialist and Environmental Leader for IKEA industry since 2008 she has gathered information about the more than 45 different qualities of water and how to secure efficient, safe and sustainable use. The focus on efficient and reduced use of high quality tap water in production and for social use has lead to internal requirements for yearly improvements in all areas. The recent focus is on the variation of water supply available and the fit for purpose in production with smart use by harvest, reuse and recycling to meet the future increasing water stress. For the different qualities of water in the 40 factories in 10 countries a wide range of actions are taking place yearly since 2009 to secure a sustainable use.
Viktoria Granström has a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Process Metallurgy, and has 10 years of experience of research and development in several smelters before starting at IKEA Industry. In recent years the Water agenda has been prioritized to be shared with external stakeholders.
Viktoria was a Key Note speaker together with UN Water on World Water Week in Stockholm, 2017, and was a member of the panel discussion for “Building a resilient future through water” on World Water Week in Stockholm, 2017.
Day 1: Monday 16th April 2018
11:15 – 12:45 – Roundtables