Sustainability Report 2018

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Electrolux is one of the first 100 companies in the world with climate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative against climate change.

Electrolux has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 80% and its emissions from products by 25% by 2025 (2015 base year). This means we will be doing our part in helping to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to less than 2°C compared to preindustrial temperatures.

These targets have been reviewed and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration between major players in environmental protection – CDP, United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

According to the initiative’s website, science-based targets help companies determine a pathway for reducing their emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal.

“We’re proud to be part of the Science Based Targets initiative. With these ambitious climate targets for 2025, we are strengthening our commitment to be a sustainability leader in our industry,” says Jonas Samuelson, Electrolux President and CEO. “This is a natural addition to our target for an overall 50% reduction of carbon emissions from 2005 to 2020.”

How will we manage these ambitious targets?

Henrik Sundström, VP Sustainability, says, “We’ll continue driving product efficiency, eliminating high-impact greenhouse gases from products, and improving efficiency throughout operations and our supply chain. Focus on renewable energy sources for operations will also increase, and we aim to increase the share of those sources to 50% already by 2020.”

More specifically, our targets encompass three scopes. Scopes 1 and 2 are dedicated to increasing efficiency in our operations, shifting to electricity entirely from renewable sources (current levels are 50%) by 2025 and looking at options to natural gas. For example, we are installing solar panels at our plants. Read more here about our work toward climate-neutral operations.

For Scope 3, which addresses indirect emissions such as the energy consumption of products during their use, Electrolux has committed to extending our 50% carbon target model to include more product categories. The planned product efficiency improvements are included in our product generation plans. We are also supporting energy regulations for products, thereby leveling the playing field.

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Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences that make life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year.

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