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3. Eliminate harmful materials

Our consumers can feel reassured that we’re managing chemicals carefully and replacing those that cause concern.

The promise

Electrolux will protect people and the environment by managing chemicals carefully and continuing to replace those that cause concern.

The roadmap to 2020

  • Implement a best-in-class global system for improving control of chemicals throughout our complex supply chain and work with suppliers to replace chemicals of concern.
  • Raise the bar on chemicals requirements, taking into account new scientific findings.
  • Eliminate high-impact greenhouse gases from our products.

The case for action

In our rapidly changing world, the use of chemicals is on the increase. That means we need to be more aware than ever of the impact of chemicals on people and the environment.   

We want consumers to feel reassured that Electrolux has a robust approach to choosing materials for its products, protecting human health and the environment. Customers – especially the larger ones – recognize this issue as well and are increasing their requirements on all suppliers, including Electrolux.

Most hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) are gases with a high global warming potential, making them a priority for us to address. Electrolux uses HFCs in a few markets, mainly as refrigerants and for foam blowing. We are phasing out HFCs in all markets by 2020, which will reduce our COfootprint by 14% as per the 2005 baseline.

This promise will contribute to the Climate Target 2020

Progress on this promise