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Electrolux in a changing world

New legislation

Our business will be affected by new legislation that will come into force in the coming years. Key forthcoming legislation includes:


  • EU: New stricter energy efficiency limits for washing machines, washer/dryers, refrigerators, freezers and dishwashers will be in force from March 1, 2024.
  • US: New energy efficiency standards are under development.
  • Brazil: Refrigerator power consumption to be 30% lower at the end of 2025 and 61% lower by 2030.
  • Australia: Adopting IEC energy efficiency test standards for washers, dryers and dishwashers. The standards are to be published in 2023, so legislation is unlikely before 2026.

Circular economy

  • EU: By December 2025, the EU Commission will present a proposal for mandatory microfiber filters in washing machines.
  • Discussions are also ongoing on microfiber filters in other regions.
  • EU: The Commission intends to conduct a revision of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation for chemicals and propose a legislative initiative to secure citizens' "right to repair" consumer goods.


  • EU: Revision of regulation on certain fluorinated gases (F-gases), most likely restricting the use in heat pump applications and for split air conditioners. For heat pump tumble driers and washer driers, we have voluntarily committed to phase out F-gases by Q1 2023.
  • High-impact greenhouse gases are being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. More stringent legislation is already in place in Europe and will be introduced in the US and Asia-Pacific.
  • EU: Proposal to change the CO2 trading scheme (ETS) for certain raw materials and introduce a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for their import.

Human rights

  • New regulation regarding mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence is under development in the EU. The scope is intended to cover both human rights and environmental impacts and risks.
  • National legislation on "Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains" was adopted in Germany in 2021, with implementation in 2023.

Corporate Governance

  • The EU is developing Sustainable Corporate Governance regulation.
  • The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities