|Global audits of ISO standards for environment and safety||External audits. Each business area must have an environmental management system implemented at all manufacturing sites, based on the Environmental Policy, Workplace Standard and ISO 14001 certification.||
Annual audits of all manufacturing facilities, with recertification audits every third year. For selected sites, the audits also cover OHSAS for health and safety.
All manufacturing units of over 50 people must be certified to ISO 14001, and newly acquired units are required to complete the certification process within three years of joining the Group.
ISO 14001 audits conducted by 93% of eligible manufacturing units. The majority of the findings relate to missing or inadequate processes for identifying significant environmental aspects, and on-site emergency preparedness.
|The sustainability KPI survey||An annual performance assessment used to track operational environmental management and compliance in the areas of materials, waste and chemicals, employee turnover, and health and safety statistics. Forms the basis of our reporting for GRI indicators.||In 2016, all manufacturing sites, 34 (36) warehouses and 28 (35) offices.||N/A|
|Green Spirit certification and reporting system||
Green Spirit focuses on environmental performance improvement and employee engagement. The reporting system monitors energy and water consumption data among Electrolux manufacturing facilities. Best practice is shared among sectors.
|All manufacturing sites are evaluated annually as part of the Green Spirit certification, and are awarded stars according to their achievements in the group-wide energy management certification system.||Certification process completed during 2017.|
|Safety Management System (SMS)||Factory self-assessment protocol to assess how manufacturing units meet internal safety standards.||Conducted annually among all Global Industrial Operations manufacturing units.||In 2016, all 38 manufacturing units within Global Industrial Operations underwent an SMS assessment by the OHS Global team in addition to the self-assessments.|
|Responsible sourcing audits||Assessment of how suppliers meet expectations as defined by the Code of Conduct and Workplace Standard.||
Audits of direct material (raw materials, parts and sub-assemblies) suppliers identified as medium to high-risk, carried out by Electrolux. Indirect suppliers were audited for the first time in 2015.
New Group audit tools for responsible sourcing were rolled out in 2015. Audited suppliers are ranked on performance and categorized according to the findings. Categorization criteria have been tightened and include: disqualified (zero tolerance findings), conditional (more than two critical findings), active (only findings of non-critical character) and preferred suppliers (only minor findings).
Carried out 471 (427) supplier audits, mainly in China, Mexico, Brazil and Egypt.
Key areas for non-compliance for suppliers include health and safety, environment and working hours. Non-compliance with the Code of Conduct is addressed through mandatory corrective actions as well as ‘beyond compliance’ support activities such as training and capacity building. See table for findings.
|External verification of sustainability reporting||To increase credibility in our reporting approach and improve our reporting practices.||The sustainability report (as referenced in the GRI index) is reviewed in accordance with the Swedish standard RevR 6|