Achieve more with less

Achieve more with less

We are reducing our own footprint by running efficient operations all around the world.

Our promise

Electrolux will continue to reduce its environmental footprint by shifting to renewables, and optimizing the use of energy and other resources throughout its operations.

The roadmap to 2020

  • Improve energy efficiency at manufacturing sites and warehouses by 20% by 2020 (baseline 2015), engaging all facilities worldwide.
  • Reduce water consumption in manufacturing by 5% every year in areas of water stress, until the site has reached optimal levels of efficiency.
  • Attain energy management certification for our operations around the world.
  • Increase the share of renewable energy for our operations to 50% by 2020.
  • Implement a Zero Landfill program at all manufacturing sites by 2020.

The case for action

Our efficiency promise applies to everything we do. We aim to run resource-efficient operations as an integral part of our work by applying leading edge practices. This reflects our values and what we stand for as a company – being part of the solution is important for both our employees and consumers.

Electrolux has been reducing energy, water and waste throughout our operations for many years through the Green Spirit program. Improving energy efficiency at our manufacturing sites is saving more than SEK 425m every year through reduced energy costs, relative to 2005 levels.

Year on year, we have shown that ambitious targets drive performance. In 2015, we set a new five-year target of 20% to be achieved by 2020. This is the fourth time since 2007 that we set a mid-term target. In 2016, we improved our energy efficiency by 3% per unit produced compared with 2015. Between now and 2020, we will continue to improve efficiency, as well as increase our share of renewable energy, particularly at manufacturing sites where we already have high operational energy efficiency.

To minimize the waste being sent to landfill makes sense both from an environmental and financial perspective.

This promise will contribute to our climate targets.

The approach

Operational energy and water management is coordinated and best practice is shared among manufacturing sites through our Green Spirit program. We have both relative and absolute targets for energy consumption. Action plans include energy management, technological investments and employee awareness raising and behavioral change. Each facility reports energy and water consumption data monthly, and this data is aggregated on a regional and global level. Performance indicators for the Group are followed up on a monthly basis.

All Electrolux sites are evaluated and certified annually according to the Green Spirit program criteria, which include energy performance, management, engagement and implemented actions. The program criteria are reviewed on an annual basis.

In addition, the new renewable energy target will be tracked on an annual basis and reviewed on a Group level.

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