2010 Sustainability performance review – Sustainability matters

The Group’s work with sustainability shifted gears in 2010. Through streamlining operations, efficient and smart products and active participation in the global community, the Group is integrating sustainability more deeply into its business. Sustainability Matters, the Group’s 2010 performance review highlights how we measured up.

  1. Electrolux achieved a 25% reduction of energy use since 2005, and is well on its way of reaching its 28% 2012 reduction target. In doing so, the company will save approximately SEK 200m a year compared to 2005 energy costs. Click here.
  2. Global sales in the Green Range, consisting of the Group’s most energy- and water-efficient appliances, accounted for 22% of total sold units in 2010 and 35% of gross profit. Click here.
  3. With the objective to operate 25% of Group manufacturing facilities at best practice levels by 2016, a global health and safety management system has been developed and short-term targets set for OHS. In the last year, the global total case incident rate (TCIR) decreased 28%. Click here.
  4. 782,000 hits were made to the Group’s Vac from the Sea campaign site, which highlights the problem of plastic waste in the oceans. Click here.
  5. For the fourth consecutive year, Electrolux is listed as sector leader in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for long-term economic, environmental and social performance. The Group is thus among the top 10% of the 2,500 companies listed in the Dow Jones Global Indexes in terms of sustainability. Click here.

Sustainability matters presents the Group’s strategy and progress on integrating sustainability into the business. Sharp focus lies on four issues: climate change, ethical business and safe workplaces, responsible sourcing and restructuring.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guideline is the most respected sustainability standard for reporting performance on the environment, labor and human rights practices and societal engagement. Integrated into Electrolux online Annual Report, Sustainability matters is built around a clickable GRI index, allowing readers to drill down to more than 70 performance indicators as defined by the GRI.

“The report not only outlines our strategy and how we intend to achieve it, it describes the issues most relevant to our business and how we work with stakeholders to stay on top. Never before has our sustainability reporting been so interconnected with the Annual Report,” says Henrik Sundström, Vice President of Sustainability Affairs in Electrolux.

For more information on the Group’s 2010 sustainability performance, visit the extended on-line GRI report.