Our ambitious climate targets 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. Our science-based climate target1) is aligned with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement on climate change, which aims to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C this century to avoid the most severe impacts from climate change.
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.
Our two shorter-term company targets act as stepping stones to our long-term ambitions:
- 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 For the Better 2030 sustainability framework target – aims to achieve climate neutral operations by 2030 (scope 1 and 2 emissions).
Our climate neutrality roadmap
1) Science based target (SBT) Scope 1 & Scope 2 – 80% reduction and Scope 3 – 25% reduction by 2025.
2) Company target, Climate neutral operations (Scope 1 + Scope 2 = 0) by 2030.
3) United Nations Global Compact Business ambition for 1.5 °C – climate neutral value chain by 2050.
What are scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?
We define scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions as follows:
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.