Launched in 2015, the UN SDGs provide the global community with a roadmap on how to combat global challenges related to economic, social and environmental sustainability. The initiative has gained broad acceptance and spurred initiatives from businesses and other stakeholders.
To Electrolux, three of the goals are particularly relevant, and are closely aligned with what our promises aim to achieve, For the Better. Across our sustainability agenda, other SDGs are relevant as well. Below we elaborate how we contribute to the goals 8, 12 and 13.
SDG number 12, ‘Responsible consumption and production’, is the most significant for Electrolux. We strive to bring resource-efficient products, manufactured in a sustainable way, to as many people as possible around the world. We have set very ambitious targets to reduce the footprint of our products and production, including our suppliers.
SDG number 13, ‘Climate Action’ is closely tied to our climate target of halving our CO2 footprint, including product usage, production and transportation. We are committed to achieving Science Based Emission Targets, and have set a new target to increase the share of renewable energy used in our operations to 50%.
SDG number 8, ‘Decent work and economic growth’ is a priority for Electrolux. Our Code of Conduct, first established in 2002, sets out decent labor standards as a requirement for our operations as well as for our suppliers.