Sustainability Report 2019
Key priorities and progress 2019
Our nine sustainability promises are the key areas where Electrolux can make a difference for the better. They cover all the stages in our value chain – from R&D and suppliers, through our own operations and consumer use, to the end of life of our products – where we have an impact. The continuous work in all these areas helps us to deliver on our bold climate targets.
Our climate targets
By focusing on our major impacts, we will prevent millions of metric tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. This is our roadmap to become climate neutral throughout the value chain by 2050.
Science based targets1
BLP Company target2
UNGC Business Pledge3
1) Science based target (SBT) Scope 1 & Scope 2 - 80% reduction and Scope 3 - 25% reduction by 2025
2) Company target, Climate neutral operations by 2030
3) United Nations Global Compact Business Pledge - climate neutral value chain by 2050
Key results 2019
20 times more recycled plastic used in products in 2019 compared with 2011
4,300 components tested for chemical compliance
Our most energy and water efficient products accounted for 23% of total units sold and 32% of gross profit in 2019
–75% absolute CO2 emissions in operations since 2005
–44% energy used per manufactured product compared to 2005
90% of our employees stated that they understand how they are expected to act in accordance with our code.
30,000 kids took part in workshops
on sustainable eating
Reached over 4,200 people working at over 400 of our suppliers through face-to-face and digital training
Improved CO2 efficiency in global sea freight by more than 22% during the last 5 years
Electrolux has been recognized as one of the leaders in the household durables industry in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 13 consecutive years.
Electrolux is included in the CDP
leadership A- category
for its action on climate change.
Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people around the world, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2019 Electrolux had sales of SEK 119 billion and employed 49,000 people around the world.
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