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Improve sustainability in the supply chain


Progress on our promise

Electrolux will ensure that all suppliers live up to our high expectations, no matter where they are located and we will support the transition to more sustainable practices.

The roadmap to 2020 Next steps
Take a hands-on approach toward our direct suppliers of components, finished goods, licensed products and services. Engage selectively further up the supply chain and promote responsibility among all suppliers toward their own supply chain.
  • Deploy the RSP program fully in South East Asia and North America. Reinforce the onboarding process for manufacturers licensing Electrolux brands.

Screen prospective suppliers to ensure they can live up to Electrolux’s expectations.

  • Implement standards for supplier minimum pace of improvement as well as connected sanctions.
Increase awareness and capabilities among our prospective and existing suppliers through training and dialogue.
  • Deploy e-learning throughout additional high-risk markets and integrate it into supplier candidate screening and onboarding processes.
Drive the improvement of supplier ecological footprints.
  • Increase the number of suppliers participating in energy monitoring and the efficiency initiative.

Leverage our influence over logistics companies to improve the CO2 efficiency of our transportation by 15% by 2020. 

  • Continue the implementation of an environmental scorecard in the tendering process for dedicated transport services in 2017.

    Set up supplier meetings to share/discuss best practice and action plans.

    Proactively contribute to the BSR Clean Cargo initiative, which aims to improve the environmental performance of marine container transport.

​​ On track  

​​ Additional effort is required  

​​ Off track  

​​ Work has not yet begun  


Responsible sourcing audit findings reduction

G4-EN30 Mode of transport

Note: Data encompasses global ocean freight, air cargo and land transport in Europe, North America, and Brazil.​

Distribution of findings in each region (%)

Chapter Asia Pacific including SE Asia Latin and North America Europe, Middle East and Africa TOTAL
1. General requirements


0 0 0
2. Laws and regulations 1 8 10 4
3. Suppliers and subcontractors 2 0 0 1
4. Corruption, bribery and business ethics 0 0 0 0
5. Child labor 4 0 2 3
6. Forced labor 1 0 0 1
7. Security arrangements 0 0 0 0
8. Worker H&S 55 73 64 60
9. Non-discrimination 1 0 0 1
10. Harassment and abuse 0 0 0 0
11. Disciplinary actions and grievances 2 0 2 2
12. Working hours 19 9 10 15
13. Compensation and employment conditions 7 2 8 6
14. Freedom of Association and collective bargaining 0 0 0 0
15. Environmental governance and procedures 8 7 3 7
16. Monitoring and compliances 0 1 1 1
Number of audits included in sample: 234 124 113 471

The distribution of significant findings, expressed in % and viewed per Code of Conduct principle, varies between the different supply regions. Regional variations are caused by differences in EHS- and labor legislation, legal enforcement as well as societal differences.

Note: Data encompasses global ocean freight and primary land transport in Europe, North America, and Brazil