Taking action on sustainability and food

The Electrolux Food Foundation was established in 2016 to focus the Group’s community investment activities on food and the related sustainability issues. The foundation brings partnerships and employee initiatives to life by supporting them with funding and resources.

The purpose is to inspire more healthy and sustainable eating and cooking habits among consumers and professionals, and to support people in need through education and emergency relief efforts. The foundation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Responsible Consumption and Production (#12) and Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development (#17).

Since food is a major battleground in the fight against climate change, the foundation’s focus is well aligned with the Electrolux commitment to contribute to change through its Climate Targets.

From 2016, Electrolux has worked together with the global association of chefs, Worldchefs, and AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led network on Feed the Planet – a long-term partnership that includes commitments to drive ongoing food-related projects.

“I’m so proud of the work done so far. We started out from zero and with many employees now engaged we’re scaling up fantastic projects such as Food Heroes, Replate.com and Like a Chef across the world, as well as our partnership with the Red Cross,” says Malin Ekefalk, Electrolux Director Social Responsibility & Community Investment.

“Our partners give us an edge and help us to grow,” adds Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation. “Worldchefs is uniquely positioned to set the agenda and convey important messages about the need for more healthy food and sustainable cooking. On the other hand, by engaging youth through global exchanges and volunteering opportunities to build a better world, AIESEC is a great partner to ensure impactful programs for future generations.”

Applications for funding in line with the Food Foundation’s mission are open to Electrolux employees only.

This Group-wide strategy for community investment is part of the Electrolux sustainability framework. Read more about our Community investment in our latest Sustainability Report