Effective May 1, Vanessa Butani, current Head of Sustainability for Business Area Europe, will take on the role as VP Group Sustainability at Electrolux. She will replace Henrik Sundström, who is retiring from the company.
Electrolux CEO at our Future Sustainable Kitchen event: Food industry faces ‘incredible challenge ahead’
The food industry has an incredible challenge ahead to help millions of consumers around the world change their behaviors for the health of the planet, says Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson. In the...
Electrolux reports progress on new sustainability strategy and includes climate reduction incentive program for top managers
Electrolux publishes its 2020 Sustainability Report today. The report highlights include a 70% reduction in emissions since 2015 and an innovative climate reduction element to its long-term incentive program for top managers.
The food sector must act to stop an environmental crisis, warns WWF expert at our Future Sustainable Kitchen event
If the food sector does nothing to combat climate change, food emissions alone will threaten the Paris Agreement and the chance to achieve the 1.5 to 2.0 degree climate change targets, warns WWF...
Today Electrolux will be hosting the Future Sustainable Kitchen, a digital event bringing together experts from across the food ecosystem all united by a common goal: to make sustainable eating the preferred choice.
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....
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...
Despite over a decade of being encouraged to wash clothes at 30°C or lower, nearly two thirds of Europeans (63%), still wash at 40°C or higher, according to ‘The Truth About Laundry’ – the...
Together with partners and employees, the Electrolux Food Foundation has contributed to local and international initiatives this year to provide food and basic need to those affected by the corona...
After a 12-month process, Electrolux has concluded its first sustainability-focused open innovation program with all five partners delivering feasible business solutions to take forward. The open...
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.
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 challenged industrial design students at UID to think about post Covid-19 home solutions. Four concepts to make the home a caring space in challenging times. Electrolux challenged 12...
Launched today, the 50L Home Coalition is a platform bringing business, government and organizations together to innovate solutions for responsible water usage in the home. Electrolux is part of...
Consumers have the power to contribute to a healthier planet if they eat more plants, try new things and waste less food, agreed a panel of experts at an Electrolux Food Foundation event last week....
With our UN pledge to cut emissions to zero throughout our value chain by 2050, Electrolux is serious about sustainability. And so are our suppliers, who submitted over 60 nominations for our new...
Electrolux has secured commitment from its top 200 suppliers to disclose emissions and set targets through the CDP Supply Chain Program as the company works towards a target of zero net carbon...
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.
As countries work on economic aid and recovery packages in response to COVID-19, Electrolux joins 155 major companies in signing a statement from the Science Based Target Initiative, urging policy...
What’s better, buying fresh or frozen? Storing apples cold? Food scientist Hanna Nykänen explains how to make food last longer as we cook more at home during the pandemic. Q: In the supermarket,...
As the scope and severity of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to develop around the world, Electrolux is supporting local communities and people in need. At the same time consumers, many sheltering at...
Electrolux, a sustainability leader in the appliance industry, reports a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions from its operations since 2005. To reflect the Group’s new commitment to become climate neutral across the supply chain by 2050, and its increasingly holistic approach to sustainability, the overall sustainability framework has also been updated.
The Electrolux Food Foundation is partnering with the Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. The foundation has chosen to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund, which...
On World Food Day, Electrolux is proud to announce that ‘Like a Chef’ - the program to equip unemployed people with culinary workplace skills with a focus on sustainable cooking - is launching in...
Electrolux is expanding and commercializing its partnership with startup Karma - who rescue unsold food from being wasted - by offering new smart Karma refrigerators to up to 45 Swedish grocery...
Electrolux is joining the global movement to pledge net zero emissions throughout our value chain, helping limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. CEO Jonas Samuelson today joins the UN...
Electrolux celebrates 100-year anniversary with action plan for sustainable living and funding for Food Foundation
Sweden’s Electrolux today introduced the Better Living Program, a plan to enable better and more sustainable living for consumers around the world through 2030. With bold targets focusing on...
Electrolux is kicking off trials of new hardware-as-a-service business models, enabling consumers to subscribe to, rather than purchase, its products for use to find new innovative and sustainable solutions for ever-changing consumer needs in a connected environment.
Electrolux is joining forces with Stena Recycling for the new ‘Circular Initiative’ to build understanding of what needs to be done to pave the way towards a more circular society.
Electrolux highlights lower emissions and investments for improved climate impact in 2018 Sustainability Report
Electrolux, the appliance industry sustainability leader, today reported a 66% reduction in CO2 emissions from its operations since 2005, and highlighted how significant investments at manufacturing sites and in new product platforms will make a major contribution to the company achieving its climate targets.
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.
For the fourth year running, Electrolux has won the Gold Class Award in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook and is this year the only company receiving Gold in the Household Durables category.
Electrolux has today been recognized by two prestigious organizations as a global leader in corporate sustainability. The accolades include being on the Global 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies and, for the third year in a row, the CDP Climate Change A List.
To encourage people to swap unused food items or ingredients and reduce food waste, Electrolux has teamed up with ten other companies in Singapore.
Today on World Food Day, the Electrolux Food Foundation, the student organisation AIESEC and Worldchefs announced that they commit to raise awareness about food waste by teaching 30,000 children on sustainable eating by 2019.
Electrolux recently held its annual Electrolux Cares Week across its North American operations. Dedicated to fighting hunger during the annual week of giving, this year, 4,500 Electrolux employees helped prepare more than 87,000 meals for needy children.
Electrolux has been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). It is the twelfth consecutive year that Electrolux receives this recognition in the assessment, which is published by RobecoSAM.
The first graduates of the Electrolux Food Foundation culinary training on sustainable cooking for youth leaving orphanages in Moscow, are now ready to pursue a career in the professional culinary world.
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.
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 is supporting the initiative ReTaste, a pop-up fine dining restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, that serves rescued food. Inaugurated on May 7th, it wants to raise awareness about the global issue of food waste.
Electrolux has been chosen out of 15,000 companies as ‘Best CSR Company 2018’ in recognition of its sustainability efforts in the Middle East.
Electrolux and AIESEC today announced a joint initiative to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in communities around the world, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 12, Responsible consumption and production.
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.
The Electrolux Group today published its latest Sustainability Report, For the Better, with facts and figures showing progress and achievements in key areas during 2017.
Electrolux has once again received the Gold Class Award in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of the sustainability performance among the world's largest companies.
10 stories about food waste is a documentary created by Electrolux together with food- pioneers Dan Barber, Anastasia Cole Plakias, Johan Jörgesen and Tristram Stuart.
The Electrolux Green Range of vacuums has received a Silver Pentaward 2017 for its eco-friendly packaging.
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.
In a Feed the Planet collaboration, funded by the Electrolux Food Foundation, unemployed people in Brazil are being trained at the Electrolux factory in Curitiba. The objective is to equip them with the culinary skills they need to get a job in a professional kitchen.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
The Electrolux Awards took place in Stockholm last night, an annual event established to build the spirit and culture of Electrolux by recognizing and celebrating high-performing teams and individuals across the company.
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.
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 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.
New targets around recycling, renewable energy and zero landfill have been set for 2020 in the Electrolux Sustainability Report for 2016.
The Electrolux Group today publishes its latest Sustainability Report, with facts and figures showing continued progress in key areas of sustainability during 2016.
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 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.
Electrolux recently welcomed 150 students from Hyper Island - a school that challenges companies and individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitized world – to share what role...
Can smart products that guide users to explore new ways of cooking be the next step for sustainability in appliances?
Electrolux has received the Gold Class Award in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of the sustainability performance among the world’s largest companies.
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 film about its sustainability framework For the Better has won the Global Sustainability Film Award in the Net Positive leadership category. Organized by the UK media charity tve, the awards put the spotlight on companies driving environmental and social change.
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 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.
Sets up Electrolux Food Foundation with initial SEK 10 million investment. Enters Feed the Planet partnership together with Worldchefs and AIESEC.
Electrolux has announced actions to focus its social investments and community activities on food and related sustainability issues.
In a recent gathering with employees at Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm, President and CEO Jonas Samuelson was interviewed by Martin Wright.
Electrolux has been named Industry Leader of the Household Durables category in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), for the tenth consecutive year.
Global eating habits are changing as our passion for food is booming. In a new global competition, Electrolux now seeks innovative ideas to inspire healthier, more sustainable home cooking. The winner will receive a €10,000 cash prize and a unique experience to transform their idea into reality.
Electrolux today presents Ideas Lab - the new global ideas competition, inspiring creative thinking for homes of today and the future.
For the fourth time, the Electrolux Group turned to its employees to bring new innovations to the fore through its successful crowdsourcing event iJam.
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.
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.
Electrolux publishes the Sustainability Report for 2015 and presents For the Better, a framework of nine promises to make a positive change in its solutions, operations and for society.
Electrolux has been ranked Industry Leader Household Durables in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of the sustainability performance among more than 2,000 of the world’s largest companies.
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.
A new Electrolux trend report looks at the impact of population growth and the effects on urban areas, identifying sustainable and compact solutions to ensure life-quality is maintained.
For the ninth consecutive year Electrolux has been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
The future of living spaces will be studied by researchers from around the world over the next ten years at the HSB Living Lab in Sweden.
Energy labels on household appliances have stimulated manufacturers to improve energy efficiency on many products. But energy label systems can’t keep pace with technological development anymore.
With 14 % of all children suffering from the disease, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, and a common reason for children being excluded from sports and other activities. This is both unfortunate and unnecessary.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a 150 million EUR loan to Electrolux for the development of more energy efficient, more user friendly and better performing major and small home appliances.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, Electrolux has been ranked Industry Leader Household Durables in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of companies’ sustainability performance.
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 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 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 has published the annual Sustainability Report for 2013, highlighting a new target to halve the Group’s CO2 impact by 2020 compared to 2005.
The Electrolux Infinite Chef Collection, a set of premium cooking pans and accessories, has been awarded first prize in the Home Accessories category of the Green Product Award.
Electrolux has, for the third consecutive year, been ranked as Industry Leader Household Durables in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of companies’ sustainability performance.
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 has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 2013, maintaining its position as Industry Leader in the Household Durables category for the seventh consecutive year*.
Two thirds of consumers consider the environmental impact of home appliances to be an important factor when purchasing a product, according to a recent sustainability study by Electrolux.
A new Facebook application helps assess your water consumption at home.
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.
Through our global presence and emphasis on sustainability, Electrolux is well-positioned for profitable, long-term growth.
Electrolux welcomes the proposal from the European Commission on energy labelling of vacuum cleaners.
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.
Electrolux has announced a donation of nearly 1,000 air conditioning units to US inhabitants that has been impacted by the unprecedented heat.
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.
Electrolux has submitted its 2012 UN Global Compact Communication on Progress according to GC Advanced Level reporting.
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 has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2012 by the Ethisphere Institute. The annual ranking names 145 companies that surpass their industry peers.
Through innovation, Electrolux aims to set the standard for sustainability and lead the way in resource efficiency, water conservation and safety.
Electrolux has been named Sector Leader, Sector Mover and SAM Gold Class winner in Durable Household Products in the yearly prestigious sustainability assessment by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM).
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 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 has now developed a Green Range version of Ergorapido, its popular instant cleaner.
Now it is time for a color update of the popular Electrolux Ergospace vacuum cleaner.
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.
In the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 2011, announced today, Electrolux remains Durable Household Products sector leader. Moreover, the Electrolux score has improved compared to 2010.
Electrolux has tested vacuum cleaners sleeping compatibility in a sleep clinic. Results: The UltraSilencer is quiet enough to fall asleep to, and sleep next to when turned on and off.
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.
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 and the Vac from the Sea project has been awarded the "Keep Norway Clean" organization's Gullklypa, an annual prize awarded to a company or an organization that has shown outstanding commitment to improving the local environment.
In March 2011, Electrolux Professional is launching the XP range, a new and improved range of high-performance modular cooking. The launch is a response to the changing needs of the food-service market.
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.
Enderson Guimarães, Head of Electrolux Major Appliances Europe, is one of the executives of household appliance companies to sign an open letter to political leaders in the European Union, urging for a binding commitment to deliver the 20% energy savings target by 2020.
Electrolux Vac from the Sea campaign is the winner of five European PR Awards: Two European Excellence Awards and three Eurobest Awards.
At the Sustainability Space Day at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, Electrolux presented the innovative nutrient control concept, inspired by technology and learnings from the aerospace industry.
Electrolux sustainability leader in Durable Household Products industry according to 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
In the review of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) announced today, Electrolux is named Durable Household Products industry leader.
Electrolux is unveiling five vacuum cleaners made from plastic waste collected from the world’s oceans.
Throughout Europe, Electrolux is currently rolling out its new range of five green vacuum cleaners — UltraOne, UltraSilencer, UltraActive, ErgoSpace and Jetmaxx.
As part of the "Vac from the sea" initiative, Electrolux has in in recent weeks participated in a number of ocean expeditions to collect plastic waste.
Electrolux has once again been recognized for sustainability leadership. The prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers among the world’s 2,500 largest companies.
By supporting the construction of wells for the people of drought-ridden southern Sudan, Electrolux in Poland – and its consumers – are making life better for the people of Sudan.
Beginning of August means full summer in the Northern hemisphere. In large parts of the world the water scarcity becomes particularly alarming this time of the year.
Did you know that Swedes are less likely to fully load their dishwashers and washing machines? Or that the Dutch are the most likely to turn off their electrical appliances, rather than leave them on standby mode?
Electrolux improves its performance in Editora Abril's yearbook and is the most profitable Brazilian company in consumer electronics.
Several Electrolux and AEG-Electrolux products as well as Electrolux Design Lab concept products are showcased in 12 pages of Taschen’s "Product Design in the Sustainable Era" book, that was released last week.
The top 8 concepts have now been chosen in the 2010 edition of Electrolux Design Lab. The 2010 competition focuses on creative solutions for compact living.
Electrolux just launched its “Vac from the Sea” initiative to get plastic waste out of the world’s oceans and into home appliances made of recycled plastic.
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.
Electrolux has launched the new air-o-steam Touchline oven for professional kitchens. The revolutionary oven simplifies cooking, saves money and reduces climate impact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 Professional has developed the Electrolux Waste Management System to take care of organic waste in restaurants, improving hygeine in the kitchen and reducing running costs of restaurants.
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 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.
Every year 2.6 million tons of plastic are used to bottle mineral water. Electrolux has come with a new approach for ridding the world of its bottled water habit.
Rickard Hederstierna from Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden is the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 competition for inventing Cocoon. The winner was announced at finals in London on September 24.
Electrolux has once again been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSWI). The DJSWI includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers of the world’s 2,500 largest companies.
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).
Together with leading companies worldwide, Electrolux is taking part in a joint business call for action to make markets work for the climate.
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 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 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.
Having more space is having more freedom, freedom to cook what you want and not having to worry about running out of supplies.
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.
The US stimulus bill recently signed into law by US President Barack Obama includes a $300 million provision to fund the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.
Electrolux has for the second straight year been recognized by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), an independent asset management company headquartered in Zurich.
Electrolux in Russia recently donated appliances to the newly opened "Family Room" at the Onkogematologic Centre of the Regional Children’s hospital in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Electrolux in the UK has donated 16 washing machines to Centrepoint, the leading UK charity working to improve the lives of homeless young people.
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.
Committed to cutting energy use. Electrolux has once again been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index together with sustainability leaders from around the world.
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.
To create greater focus on our most energy-efficient appliances worldwide, Electrolux is launching a series of green product ranges.
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.
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.
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 continues to show its commitment to sustainable development, this time with the introduction of a new washer that runs with water heated by solar energy.
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, 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.
18 million tons of carbon dioxide emission would be saved if 188 million old and energy thirsty household appliances would be replaced by energy efficient models.
Just two days after a government official expressed her disappointment about the lack of A++ rated appliance in Norway, Electrolux Norway announced the product launch of an A++ rated fridge.
"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."
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.
Ever wonder how much less carbon dioxide your household would produce if you replaced all of your appliances with the latest energy-efficient models? Electrolux has begun the roll-out of an online calculator that has the answer.