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4. Achieve more with less

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

The promise

Electrolux will continue to reduce its environmental footprint by shifting to renewables

and optimizing use of energy and other resources across operations.

The roadmap to 2020

  • Improve energy efficiency of 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 across the world.
  • Increase our use of renewable energy.

The case for action

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

Electrolux has been reducing energy, water and waste across our operations for many years through the Green Spirit program. Improving energy efficiency at our manufacturing sites is saving more than SEK 400m every year through reduced energy costs.

This year, we surpassed our 15%, four-year energy reduction target by three percentage points – and in 2016, it’s time to be even bolder. Between now and 2020 we will focus on renewable energy, particularly at manufacturing sites where our operational energy efficiency is already high.In 2016, 13 Electrolux manufacturing sites in Europe will only procure electricity from renewable sources, which will reduce our total emissions in Europe by 60%.

This promise will contribute to the Climate Target 2020

Progress on this promise