Electrolux cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 78%

As Electrolux releases its sustainability report with targets for the next four years, the appliance brand declares that it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 78% compared with 2015.

The parent company of appliance brands AEG and Zanussi has exceeded its sustainability goals for a second consecutive year. It is four years ahead of its current target of having an 80% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (direct and indirect in operations) by 2025.

The UK also saw a decrease in scope three emissions (when products are in use) by around 20% compared to 2015. This reduction has set Electrolux well to meet its science-based target to reduce its scope three emissions by 25% in 2025.

Electrolux UK & Ireland general manager, Luke Harding, said: “The sustainability framework guides our journey to achieve a ‘Better Company, Better Solutions and Better Living’ within society and allows us to become climate neutral throughout our value chain by 2050. Our focus and commitment to this have put us four years ahead of target in reducing our greenhouse emissions in operations, and we will continue to build on this fantastic result to pioneer sustainability in the UK.

“I am particularly proud of the progress we have made to decrease UK emissions and the leadership recognition we received from CDP as a result. We will continue to adapt our sustainable innovation approach in the years ahead to meet the needs of future generations.”

The report covers the company’s progress on its sustainability targets according to its For the Better 2030 sustainability framework.

Harding concludes: “I am proud of the steps we are taking here at Electrolux to tackle climate change. We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint, and sustainability remains at the forefront of our work”.

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