On December 7th, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA surprised their U.S. workforce with an early Christmas present: a bike for each of their 12,400 employees in the United States
. The bikes were presented to the employees at the 37 stores across the country as each store opened.Read inside for more info...
"It's been a good year for IKEA, so what better way to celebrate our success than to thank our IKEA co-workers who made this happen. Our big reveal today will be a fun day as we unload 12,400 new bikes at IKEA US locations. This is our way of saying 'thanks IKEA co-workers for being strongly committed to working together.' We hope this bike will be taken in the spirit of the season while supporting a healthy lifestyle and everyday sustainable transport," commented Mike Ward, IKEA US President.
With a strong commitment to good health and being environmentally conscious, IKEA selected an all terrain bike as the holiday co-worker gift for 2010. What makes it even more special is that the delivery of bikes is a total surprise for all co-workers.
The bike's Ikea handed out were nothing fancy, but should cut down on their employee's emissions on a daily basis
Why a bike? IKEA points out that when it comes to sustainable transport, a bicycle is a great option. And when it comes to healthy living, riding a bike is one of the best cardio forms of exercise.