In the review of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) announced today, Electrolux is named Durable Household Products industry leader. The DJSI World includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers among the world’s 2,500 largest companies.
“I am proud Electrolux is ranked among the world’s sustainability leaders yet again,” says Hans Stråberg, Electrolux President and CEO. ”Electrolux has in recent years been acknowledged and praised by many objective sources for our business performance and sustainability efforts. This confirms that we are on the right track and doing what is right for shareholders and consumers. We’ve worked hard to reach where we are today – but we’re not stopping at that.”
Focusing on sustainability provides business opportunities for Electrolux. Four areas are prioritized:
- A principled business – Electrolux foundation “respect and diversity,” ”ethics and integrity” and “safety and sustainability” are principles of conduct for all employees.
- Climate challenge – By continuing to develop climate-smart products, raise consumer awareness and increase its own energy efficiency, Electrolux strives to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and business operations.
- Responsible sourcing – Electrolux extends its standards of conduct throughout the supply chain.
- Restructuring – Electrolux applies an open and transparent approach to decisions that affect stakeholders during restructuring.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), an independent asset management company headquartered in Zurich, the indices provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios. The indices follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level, respectively. The evaluation is based on criteria such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices.
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