EN26-27: Products and services

Electrolux requires that its products fulfill or exceed all regulatory limits.

In Europe, revised minimum efficiency-performance standards (MEPS) and other environmental requirements were in effect as of 2011 for dishwashers and washing machines. Revised rules for energy labeling also now apply in washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers in the EU. These changes in legislation and the need to modify products could potentially have a material impact on Electrolux. However, their financial implications have not been quantitatively collated on Group level.

Sales of the Group’s green ranges, the most energy- and water-efficient appliances, accounted for 7% of sold units.

Partner of the year

Electrolux Appliances has been named the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Appliances by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Electrolux has increased shipments of ENERGY STAR qualified appliances to 4.9 million in 2010, nearly a 12% increase from 2009 – from 4.5 to 5 million appliances in a year. (See case study).

Improving product efficiency

Guidelines and tips for the efficient use of products are included in the product user materials and are available at www.electrolux.com/sustainability.

Global Green Range

Consumer products with the best environmental performance accounted for 7% of total units sold and 15% of gross profit.

Fleet average 2007–2011

In Europe, Electrolux realized a continuous improvement in energy efficiency in cold products and laundry in 2011. The energy index is set at 100% for 2007.