Climate Goals

Our ambitious climate goals focus on our major impacts – to prevent millions of metric tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

The case for action

Tackling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the greatest, most urgent challenges facing society. According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released in August 2021 (IPCC Sixth Assessment Report), human activity is already changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The report calls for strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases to limit climate change.

As product energy use is responsible for over 80% of our climate impact, product efficiency is where we can make our greatest contribution to tackling climate change. We are reducing CO2 emissions from our own manufacturing facilities, product transport, and the energy consumed during their use.

We can also make a difference by eliminating the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigerators, air conditioners and products with heat pumps. HFCs are gases with a high global warming potential that are still used in some countries due to regulatory or technical barriers to alternative solutions.

Our Climate Goals

Our long-term ambition is to ensure that our entire value chain is climate neutral by 2050. This supports the United Nations Global Compact – Business Ambition for 1.5°C, which our President and CEO Jonas Samuelson has signed.

We currently have two shorter-term targets that act as stepping stones to our 2030 Climate Goals:

  • Our science-based target1) – aims to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 80% between 2015 and 2025, and the absolute scope 3 emissions from the use of our sold products by 25% during the same time period. The scope 3 target covers two thirds of all products sold by Electrolux. Our science-based climate target is aligned with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement on climate change, which aims to keep the global temperature rise well below 2°C this century to avoid the most severe impacts from climate change.
  • Our climate neutral operations by 2030 target – aims to achieve climate neutral operations (scope 1 and 2 emissions).

Our climate neutrality roadmap


1) Science-based target (SBT)

Initiatives to reduce emissions

Scope 1 & 2

  • Resource and energy efficient manufacturing.
  • Increased share of renewable energy.
  • Phase-out of fossil fuels in operations.
  • Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-out.

Scope 3

  • Supply chain initiatives i.e. collecting supplier CO2 data.
  • Transition to greener logistics (biofuel and electrification).
  • Use of more sustainable materials, for example recycled plastics and green steel.
  • Increased product efficiency.
  • Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-out.

What are scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?

We use the definitions in line with GHG Protocol:

Scope 1 – are emissions produced directly by an organization, for instance through the combustion of fuels, e.g. natural gas combustion for heating.

Scope 2 – includes indirect emissions generated through the consumption of purchased energy, e.g. through electricity use.

Scope 3 – other indirect emissions due to the activities of an organization, but that are produced and controlled by a different emitter, e.g. emissions resulting from the use of a company’s products.

Read more about our progress on our Climate Goals