We’re calling for action on water

With water shortages and floods becoming increasingly common around the world, we are promoting responsible water management throughout our value chain and encouraging other companies to do the same....

Electrolux invites the younger generation to explore solutions for a better living

Electrolux publishes an open letter to today’s youth, inviting them to join forces with the company and some of the most influential change-makers of today to explore solutions for future sustainable homes. The aim is to learn more about young people’s hopes, dreams and concerns, to be able to provide solutions tailored to their needs come 2030.

Women’s Day: Partnering with Women In Tech

To recognize International Women’s Day, we’re supporting for the third consecutive year Women In Tech Sweden, a digital event that will empower 3,500 talented women in tech around the world....

New EU Energy Label for home appliances

8 in 10 consumers in Europe recognize the current EU Energy Label and consult it when buying home appliances. Thanks to the supply and demand of energy saving products, energy consumption and energy...

Electrolux joins global climate business network CLC

Electrolux today joins the global climate business network CLC (Climate Leadership Coalition). As a global sustainability leader, Electrolux is the first industrial Swedish company to join 82 organizational members contributing to the development of business-driven solutions for climate change.

CDP recognizes Electrolux climate and water action with double “A” score

Electrolux has been recognized for its sustainability leadership with a prestigious double “A” score by the global non-profit CDP. Electrolux is one of few companies to receive top marks both for its efforts to tackle climate change and acting to protect water security. For five years Electrolux has been on the CDP climate A list, whilst the place on the water A list is a first.

Electrolux presents vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and reused materials

Electrolux takes a new important step on the journey towards circularity with a prototype for change. Together with Stena Recycling, Electrolux has developed a vacuum cleaner made of 100 percent recycled and reused materials. The plastic and components originate from consumers electronic products, such as used hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and computers. The project addresses some of today’s key recycling challenges while exploring circularity in household appliances.

Electrolux takes action to reduce emissions from cooling products

Electrolux today announces a plan to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023 at the latest, as part of its commitments to the United Nations global Cool Coalition initiative. The plan, which helps Electrolux deliver on its objective to significantly reduce its climate footprint over the coming decades, is one of the actions taken under the company’s Better Living Program.

Electrolux launches a green bond framework to fund climate investments and other environmental initiatives

AB Electrolux today introduces a green bond framework with an intention to raise funds earmarked for investments contributing to reduced environmental impacts from the company’s products and operations. The initiative is designed to enable debt market investors to allocate funds specifically to industrial projects with a positive climate impact or other environmental benefits.

Electrolux acts against water scarcity

June 17 marks World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. As part of its Sustainability strategy, Electrolux is reducing water consumption in its operations, products and supporting humanitarian projects in Africa.

Training the unemployed for a better future

The Electrolux Food Foundation – together with partners AIESEC and Worldchefs - is extending the successful zero-waste culinary training program for unemployed people to a second location in Brazil. Plans are also in place to launch the program in Argentina, Russia and Egypt in the near future.

Electrolux takes new actions to improve air quality and health in ports

The emissions from cargo ships is a big health problem for people living close to ports. Electrolux has decided to expand a pilot project together with the shipping company Hamburg Süd to reduce pollution from high levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) in port areas. Electrolux is now funding a voluntary switch to low-sulfur fuel during layovers in four ports across Latin America.

Electrolux Poland launches Taste & Share app to help combat food waste

According to the UN’s Food & Agriculture organization, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tons - gets lost or wasted each year. Electrolux has teamed up with local NGOs in Poland to develop an app for individuals and organizations to share food that might otherwise have ended up in the bin.

Electrolux awarded for best sustainability report

The Electrolux Group has been awarded ‘Best Sustainability Report of the Year’ in a rating conducted by Aktuell hållbarhet, a Swedish-based media group devoted to environmental, sustainability and CSR issues.

Tracking carbon emissions on the go

By 2020, Electrolux aims to cut CO2 emissions from transportation of appliances by 15% – the equivalent of removing 22,000 cars driving 15,000 km a year off the roads. A new dashboard has been created to ensure that we stay on track.

Electrolux named role model in sustainability

Electrolux has received the Ökovision Sustainability Leadership Award, being recognized as a role model in sustainability for ‘pioneering’ work in developing energy and water-efficient products.

Electrolux Food Foundation partners with Australia’s food rescue charity

With funding from the Electrolux Food Foundation, Electrolux Home Products (EHP) in Australia has established a three-year partnership with the country’s leading food rescue charity OzHarvest to use food that would otherwise be wasted to help feed people in need across Australia.

The recipe for sustainable cooking

The Electrolux Food Foundation supports a global project launched by its partner Worldchefs to educate chefs to use food resources in a more sustainable way.

Electrolux new dishwasher runs on a glass of water

Electrolux Professional is launching a new rack type dishwasher, which uses only 0.4 liters of water to clean and sanitize an entire rack of dishes. The green&clean model is the first of its kind, thanks to an innovative rinse module, and will enable significant savings and environmental benefits for the industry.

Food sharing project Taste & Share launches

The latest employee-driven Food Foundation project from Electrolux - ‘Taste & Share’ - has launched in Poland, highlighting the benefits of food sharing to raise awareness about food waste.

Slashing refrigeration pollution worldwide

The bid to slash refrigeration pollution worldwide has taken a huge step forward as North American safety standards are being revised to allow appliance makers to transition away from the greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to more eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants from next year. The move follows years of advocacy spearheaded by Electrolux and the North American industry organization AHAM.

Electrolux launches Food Mission: Taste the Waste

Electrolux today launches the Food Mission project in Sweden, which aims to tackle the problem of food waste, by increasing awareness about the issue and supporting the development of models to minimize food waste. This is one of several employee-driven projects granted funding by the Electrolux Food Foundation.

Electrolux launches pilot to reduce pollution in ports

Electrolux has started the ball rolling to reduce pollution from high levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) in port areas, with a voluntary switch to low-sulfur fuel as the first company taking part in a pilot initiative with shipping company Hamburg Süd.

Electrolux Norway saves 2,000 products a year from scrapheap

Electrolux Norway has partnered with remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk to ensure that more than 2,000 major appliances are sold to consumers instead of sent to the scrapheap, an initiative that reflects the Electrolux Group’s commitment to making better use of resources.

Community support around the world – Electrolux helps local causes during holiday season

During the holiday season, many Electrolux offices around the world are joining forces with charities to support local communities. The actions address various causes, from helping families in need with packing food bundles, to auctioning products for charity and supporting charities with donations. With some examples from around the world, Electrolux wishes a warm holiday season for all.

Electrolux and partners inaugurate unique Swedish energy research program

Electrolux is proud to participate in “Smart Energy City”, a unique research program where 150 families are moving into smart apartments in Stockholm’s new urban development area Royal Seaport. Inhabitants will be able to see and manage their energy usage in real time, creating information to be used for research by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Electrolux highlights ugly food with food waste awareness campaign in Asia

Electrolux is taking its Singaporean community initiative #happyplateSG into its second year with #UglyIsTheNewGood – a campaign seeking to highlight that food doesn’t need to look pretty to be nutritious and delicious. The campaign encourages Singaporeans to embrace ugly food, in order to reduce food waste from the beginning of the food chain.

Electrolux helps train guerilla soldiers as service technicians in Colombia

Through a training program run by Electrolux, former guerilla soldiers from Monteria, northwest Colombia, have acquired the skills to work as appliance service technicians, allowing them to reintegrate into society and support their families. It’s a powerful example of the Group’s social responsibility agenda that truly contributes to transforming lives for the better.

Improved vacuum cleaner efficiency cuts CO2 emissions, boosts performance

Electrolux vacuum cleaners sold in Europe this year will be 40% more energy efficient and save 730 gigawatt hours in electricity consumption compared to the product lineup from 2005. This is equal to the yearly energy consumption of 200,000 households and emissions of 290,000 tons of CO2. The overall outlook is that Electrolux vacuum cleaners will use 58% less energy by 2018 while the performance only gets better.

Thirteen Electrolux factories to use renewable electricity only

By January next year, thirteen Electrolux manufacturing sites in Europe will use only electricity from renewable sources. It further confirms the systematic work by Electrolux to reduce the environmental footprint in its factories worldwide.

Electrolux 2014 Sustainability Report highlights new focus on strategic themes

Electrolux has published the online edition of the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report for 2014. Announcing a new approach to reinforce Electrolux sustainability leadership, the report highlights 10 key themes where Electrolux can make the biggest difference and will aim for consistently high performance.

Electrolux selected for UN Global Compact 100 index

Electrolux has for the second year running been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies which have signed the United Nations Global Compact.

Electrolux leads Household Durables in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Electrolux has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 2014, and retained its position as Industry Leader in the Household Durables category for the eighth consecutive year. In this annual assessment, published by RobecoSAM, Electrolux was also included in DJSI Europe.

Electrolux presents the first AAAA vacuum cleaner in the market

Electrolux presents an AAAA-graded vacuum cleaner according to the new EU energy labeling and eco-design regulations. The new Electrolux UltraOne Quattro has A-grades for energy efficiency, dust-pickup on both carpet and hard floor, and on dust re-emission.

Electrolux praised for action and reporting on emissions

Electrolux has been recognized by CDP as one of five leading Nordic companies in taking actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. Electrolux was also ranked as a leader in terms of its climate change data disclosure.

Electrolux a sector leader in FTSE4Good Ratings

Electrolux has again been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, where the company was also ranked among the sector leaders in the rating of its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors.

Electrolux recognized in three prestigious sustainability rankings

Electrolux has this year been included in the Global 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies, returning to the list for the first time since 2005. The company was also for the second year running named Sector Leader in the RobecoSAM 2013 global sustainability rating, and ranked as one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies in terms of addressing climate change.

Driving forward superefficient appliances to create growth

Ministers at the international talks on clean energy in London announced several initiatives to accelerate global progress on the energy efficiency of appliances. Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer in Electrolux, attended the meeting as part of a roundtable discussion.

UNGC Communication on Progress

Electrolux has submitted its 2012 UN Global Compact Communication on Progress according to GC Advanced Level reporting.

Electrolux introduces unique brush-cleaning function

The new Ergorapido 2in1 with BRUSHROLLCLEAN™ TECHNOLOGY addresses a problem that no other vacuum manufacturer has been able to solve. With a new unique brush cleaning function from Electrolux, fibers and entwined hairs are removed by a blade and sucked into the dust cup. This saves consumers the time-consuming and annoying task of cleaning the brush roll.

Electrolux AquaSense – great tasting water faster

Tap water is one of the most valuable assets in our homes. The taste or appearance might prevent us from drinking it or cooking with it. Filtering your tap water gives you clean, great tasting water. With Electrolux AquaSense™ you get your water at least twice as fast.

Electrolux and Vac from the Sea awarded by United Nations

Electrolux Vac from the Sea initiative has received an award initiated by the United Nations and the International Public Relations Association. Vac from the Sea also won the corporate communications category as well as the Efes Group Special Award.

Electrolux initiates conversation about sustainability

In a conversation with Tessa Tennant, a pioneer within sustainability, Keith McLoughlin, President and CEO of Electrolux, outlines the Electrolux sustainability strategy. The conversation is now online as a part of the Group’s sustainability strategy report.

Gold Lion to Electrolux in Cannes

Electrolux project Vac from the Sea was awarded with gold in the pr category at the Cannes Lions. Cannes Lions is the world’s most prestigious advertising festival.

TED lecture about the magic washing machine

In a vivid TED lecture, the renowned Swedish medical doctor Hans Rosling has claimed the washing machine to be the greatest invention of the industrial revolution.

Electrolux raises the bar in sustainability reporting

Electrolux products with the best environmental performance accounted for 22% of total sold units and 35% of Electrolux gross profit in 2010. Sales of Green Range products, which have the best energy and water efficiency, have been progressing steadily since their roll-out in 2008.

Trend review from Eurocucina 2010

The Milan Furniture Fair that took place in April is Europe's largest kitchen and furniture show. Thomas Johansson, Design Director within Electrolux, reveals his impressions of the most striking trends from the fair.

Isn’t it time for an intuitive, green oven?

Electrolux has launched the new air-o-steam Touchline oven for professional kitchens. The revolutionary oven simplifies cooking, saves money and reduces climate impact.

Support International World Water Day – Read your Dishwasher Manual

Electrolux have previously show that a dishwasher reduces water and energy consumption (when compared to manual dishwashing) and have a dedicated website that calculates how those who own a dishwasher can help save the environment and money (www.electrolux.com/watersavings). Now, on International World Water Day, Electrolux announce the results of a recent study by the University of Bonn showing that those who do own a dishwasher could use them even more efficiently by reading the accompanying manual.

Electrolux tests system that reduces risk of overloads in the power grid due to cold temperatures

This winter’s cold temperatures in Northern Europe has caused risk for energy shortage. Authorities urges households to use their washing machine and other appliances during nights in order to mitigate power peaks. A smart grid project co-initiated by Electrolux could reduce this risk. In the project, households are testing a system for smart appliances that automatically detect and avoid consumption during peak periods of the day.

COP15 Barometer – December 17, 2009

Overnight snow covered the Bella Center in a blanket of white, and the temperature was below freezing point as Electrolux interviewed the delegates who were delighted that the metro station at the Bella Center was open again.

COP15 Barometer – December 16, 2009

Dark clouds hung overhead and the first snowflakes sprinkled down on Electrolux representatives as they checked the temperature of the atmosphere amongst the delegates at the Climate Summit. Today's huge demonstration meant that many delegates had to walk far to get to the action, making the demonstration the talk of the day.

COP15 Barometer – December 15, 2009

On another cold December day the long queues at the Bella Center were once again one of the hot topics as Electrolux interviewed conference delegates at the Bella Center’s metro station about the day’s key issues and expectations for a climate deal on Friday.

COP15 Barometer – December 14, 2009

"Security chaos" was one of the hottest topics on Monday in front of the Bella Center, where hundreds of people had to wait patiently outside in the December cold on the first day of the event to enter.

New electronic appliances can reduce Copenhagen’s climate impact

The city of Copenhagen could reduce its total CO2 emissions by 56,402 tons annually if all households replaced their outdated and energy consuming household appliances with new, energy efficient models, according to a new climate study from Electrolux.

Electrolux wins the Planeta Casa award in Brazil

In Brazil, the Turbo Acqua Jet Washer from Electrolux, is awarded the Planeta Casa award. It is the only home appliance considered by the award as a product which contributes to the rational use of water.

Electrolux wins two “Green Good Design” awards

Electrolux received recognition for two sustainability-related initiatives: the Panda Club Project, with which Electrolux is in partnership with WWF Italia, and the Electrolux 4Springs Tap, which offers consumers an alternative to bottled water.

Incentives for energy-efficient refrigerators in the hot seat

Electrolux CEO Hans Stråberg challenged policy-makers to introduce consumer incentives for exchanging outdated, energy-thirsty appliances in an op-ed piece in Dagens Industri , Sweden’s leading industry newspaper (August 24).

Electrolux endorses Caring for Climate

Together with leading companies worldwide, Electrolux is taking part in a joint business call for action to make markets work for the climate.

Electrolux launch WaterSavings website

Electrolux has launched www.electrolux.com/WaterSavings, a website where it is possible to compare how much water could be saved in households, cities and countries if everyone used a modern dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand.

Electrolux will slash energy use a further 15% by 2012

Electrolux has decided that by year-end 2012 its factories, offices and warehouses will use 15% less energy than in 2008. These savings will result in CO2 reductions of over 70,000 tons – the equivalent of the yearly emissions from more than 30,000 cars. Moreover, reductions in energy consumption are projected to bring the Group annual savings of approx. SEK 100 million based on 2008 prices.

Fresh food is good, both for you and the environment

Fresh food is a key ingredient in any healthy life style. Electrolux new FreshFrostFree™ range preserves the freshness and taste of your favorite food. By keeping food fresh longer and reducing our household waste, we can contribute to preserving the environment.

Space is freedom

Having more space is having more freedom, freedom to cook what you want and not having to worry about running out of supplies.

World’s first zero-emissions Antarctic station puts Electrolux products to use

Electrolux supports Antarctica project with energy-efficient household appliances. The world’s first zero emissions Antarctic station, the Princess Elisabeth, was officially opened on February 15, 2009, in Dronning Maud Land in Antarctica. The researchers will use Electrolux energy efficient appliances when cooking, cleaning or doing the laundry in this environmentally friendly house.

New green&clean dishwashers for professional kitchens

Ideal for small to medium-sized restaurants and hotels, for pubs, bars and quick service restaurants, the new Electrolux Professional Undercounter and Hood Type dishwashers consume less water and energy and can save money.

Electrolux to cut energy consumption by 15%

Meeting the climate challenge: Electrolux defines energy target for its operations. Growing concern over climate change will influence consumers’ purchasing choices and raise their expectations on how companies respond to the challenge. As part of its three-pronged approach to contribute to the solution, Electrolux is launching a Group-wide initiative to cut energy use.

Electrolux launches climate strategy

To create greater focus on our most energy-efficient appliances worldwide, Electrolux is launching a series of green product ranges.

Electrolux receives corporate social responsibility award

Swedish crown princess Victoria as she presents the award to Jens Schlyter och Mattias Rådström from Electrolux.Electrolux is awarded for best integration and transparency of corporate social responsibility in business operation and reporting.

The greenest vac on the market is black

Ultrasilencer GreenElectrolux this month launched the Ultrasilencer Green, the most energy-efficient cleaner on the market made of recycled materials. Electrolux Ultrasilencer Green uses 33% less energy and is made with 55% recycled plastic.

World Water Day – Electrolux thinking outside the bottle

A mountain of plastic water bottles the size of the Eiffel Tower – that is how much bottled water Europeans consumes every year. This is a rough estimate by the global household appliance maker Electrolux based on the fact that out of the staggering number of 50 billion litres of mineral water consumed in Europe every year, 84% is sold in plastic bottles*.

Electrolux recognized for performance in Sustainability Yearbook

Electrolux hits a sustainability homerun with three recognitions of performance in a recently published Sustainable Asset Management report ‘The Sustainability Yearbook 2008’. The Group received mention as a Gold Class Member, Sector Mover and Sector Leader.

Electrolux Professional and WWF Italia to team up in 2008

Electrolux Professional and WWF Italia, one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, will collaborate in 2008 and promote the Electrolux Green Spirit product range of professional appliances, which are specially designed to reduce the impact on the environment.

Electrolux tackles sustainability issues profitably

"Making money and running a sustainable business go hand-in-hand," says Electrolux President and CEO Hans Stråberg. "There is a consumer demand for products that meet high sustainability standards. Consumers are willing to pay more for such products."

Designers in Stockholm take to the streets for the environment

There were no trains, buses or automobiles used by design colleagues one day recently in Stockholm from Floor Care and other sectors who instead biked, roller-bladed, ran, and walked to work in an effort to reduce their carbon footprints for one day. What started out as an ordinary morning turned into an environmental challenge for 25 creative minds at the Electrolux Industrial Design Center.

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