Partnering with shipping, logistics and truck companies helps Electrolux Group to reduce the environmental impact of transporting its goods around the world.
The partnerships are driving Electrolux Group’s efforts to halve its transport emissions by 2025. By the end of 2022, the company had reduced its transport emissions from land and sea transportation by 20% and 34% respectively since 2015.
Fueling shipping with waste cooking oil and cleaner LNG
Two new agreements with shipping companies Maersk and CMA-CGM to use more sustainable fuels improved CO2 efficiency by 12% and absolute emissions by 20% in 2022.
The agreement with Maersk involves using a second-generation biofuel that includes used cooking oil and generates 85% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to bunker fuel. The CMA-CGM agreement uses a cleaner liquid natural gas (LNG) solution based on guarantee of origin biomethane that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25%.
Working toward zero emission vessels
In 2022, Electrolux Group joined the Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) initiative together with 18 other companies, the Aspen Institute and climate-leading cargo owners. coZEV is a cargo owner-led platform for collaboration that enables maritime freight customers to come together and use their brand power and economies of scale to accelerate maritime decarbonization.
“By joining the coZEV network, we want to emphasize that we will continue to work collaboratively with the industry to achieve zero-emission maritime shipping,” says Vanessa Butani, Head of Sustainability. “Meaningful partnerships with like-minded leaders from every sector who are dedicated to investing in innovative and impactful climate solutions are key to our success.”
Collaborating on emission-free road transport
Electrolux Group has joined forces with commercial vehicle manufacturers to use some electric trucks in Sweden, Italy, Hungary and Germany. In Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Electrolux Latin America and its partners are rolling out long distance biogas trucks that reduce vehicle emissions by 90% compared with diesel trucks.
“By working with our transport and logistics partners, we have an exciting opportunity to make an impact,” says Jonas Samuelson, Electrolux Group CEO. “We call on the rest of the heavy-duty transport industry to work with us to accelerate change in markets around the world.”
Better business travel
In 2022, Electrolux Group launched a new approach to make global business travel more sustainable through guidance to avoid non-essential travel and reduce emissions by making carbon-efficient decisions with preferred partners. The approach also includes a “Better Travel” fee based on the emissions, which involves a price on carbon, from the flight booked to support things like biodiversity investments in sustainable aviation fuel.