Make the home a healthier place to thrive in, with half the carbon footprint

We offer consumers air, water and floor products and solutions that enable healthier homes with reduced environmental impact.

Our Goal

By leveraging adaptive technologies, new business models and inspiration for smarter consumer habits, we aim to create spearhead solutions by 2030 that contribute to healthier homes with half the carbon footprint. By fast-tracking the rollout of these solutions in all markets, we will enable more people to sustainably benefit from comfortable temperatures as well as clearner air, water and surfaces.

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Roadmap to 2030

  • Inspire better home care habits by providing smart and connected solutions that actively guide consumers toward more sustainable habits in caring for their home.
  • Work to increase awareness of issues around air and water hygiene, to ensure that solutions are effective and broadly accessible.
  • Continue to provide innovation that makes it possible for consumers to reduce the carbon footprint during product usage – to bridge the gap between the need for comfort and care for the planet. 

The case for action

More than 90% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds World Health Organization’s guideline limits.1) Therefore, controlling air quality indoors where we spend most of our time is becoming increasingly important.  

According to our consumer research summarized in our Better Living Report, four out of five of our consumers mention air quality and cleanliness as two of the most important factors for wellbeing at home. However, only 39% of people feel empowered to improve their indoor air quality. 

The growing need for temperature control appliances in the world and in emerging markets in particular, is increasing global energy use and carbon emissions. The number of air conditioners in use is expected to increase from 1.2 billion today to 4.5 billion by 2050, which would increase emissions 90% by 2050 compared with 2017 levels if no action is taken.

1) WHO Air pollution

Our approach

Electrolux has an important role to play in providing consumers with products and solutions that promote health and wellbeing in the home with less environmental impact.

Inspiring more sustainable habits in caring for your home 

We will continue to develop resource efficient solutions for air, water and floor hygiene and to actively guide our consumers toward the more sustainable usage of our products. 

Through innovation, we will continue to advance our smart solutions – such as air monitoring or robot vacuum cleaning – and we’ll explore new ways to connect with and customize such products through functionalities and circular business models for individually adaptable systems. 

Pioneering knowledge and new standards for healthier home environments 

As a domestic appliance sustainability leader, we are in a unique position to drive societal change that could improve the home environment for people around the world. We will engage with researchers and drive industry standards, while raising awareness on the issues of indoor air, water heating and floor hygiene. We will also share our knowledge and expertise to encourage more sustainable habits and solutions. 

Enabling wellbeing at home with reduced environmental impact 

While heating and cooling appliances support consumer health and wellbeing in the home environment, we must work to minimize their impacts on the environment. We work to make them more resource efficient and to raise consumer awareness on optimized usage. At the same time, we will continue to innovate to ensure we bring intuitive products and solutions into more homes – to help consumers use our products more sustainably. 

Challenges

  • Connecting with end consumers may require a technological and even legal evolution in some markets. 
  • Increasing the adoption of new innovations in more sustainable heating and cooling technology solutions in markets with limited ambitions.