Sustainability matters

Electrolux is stepping up integration of sustainability into the core business strategy and organization, paving the way for a new corporate purpose anchored in sustainability. This performance review highlights how the company measured up in 2011.

Three key highlights

Achieving – and exceeding – the energy reduction target

Focus across the Group has been on achieving the 28% energy reduction target for operations a year ahead of schedule. The Group exceeded this goal by 8 percentage points, consuming 36% less energy than the 2005 benchmark and emitting 230,000 tons less carbon. What's more, the company saved more than SEK 300m in energy costs this year compared to 2005.

A group-wide reduction in the accident rate

Electrolux has a long-term goal to operate 25% of plants at health and safety best-practice levels for manufacturing industries by 2016. In 2011 the accident rate was reduced by 42%, taking the Group a few steps closer to realizing the vision of accident-free facilities.

Launch of Ethics at Electrolux

In 2011, a new ethics program was piloted in Latin America and an ethics helpline set up in June. The program is set to expand to Europe and Asia Pacific in 2012 with the aim of global rollout over the next few years.

Related information

Recognition of performance

Electrolux is sector leader in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for long-term economic, environmental and social performance.

Carbon Disclosure Project: Quality and completeness of reporting were among the reasons Electrolux was featured among the top ten Nordic reporters in their 2011 ranking.

Electrolux is included among the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2011. The ranking lists 110 companies in 38 industries that surpass their industry peers.

Electrolux is Sector Leader, Sector Mover and a Gold Class Member in the 2012 SAM Sustainability Yearbook.

Electrolux Appliances North America received the US EPA 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award.