We use on average 42 percent less energy to manufacture a product today than in 2005. Combined with our increased use of energy from renewable sources, this has led to a 50 percent reduction in our absolute carbon emissions in operations compared to 2005.
We are proud to be included in an exclusive group of companies worldwide, and one of only four Swedish companies, included in the 2016 CDP Climate A List.
“Reducing our climate impact is a core part of the Electrolux sustainability framework For the Better, and CDP’s assessment is one of the most important external references and shows we are at the forefront of the industry,” says Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux.
In 2016, we launched a new target to increase the proportion of renewable energy used in our operations to 50 percent. This means we have to more than double the share of renewable energy from today.
The new renewables target will contribute toward the Group’s target to halve carbon emissions by 2020. We are already on the way to achieving this through improving the energy efficiency of our products and our operational efficiency.
“This year, we have signed an agreement to only use electricity from renewables in 13 European manufacturing sites of major appliances, and are setting new goals for the rest of the world,” says Ernesto Ferrario, SVP Global Industrial Operations.
This case study is related to our promise Achieve more with less
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