Electrolux speeding toward Net-Zero goal, reduces GHG emissions by 78% ahead of schedule

March 29, 2022
Scope 3 emissions, which are the emissions when the products are in use, declined by approximately 20% compared to 2015. The target was a 25% reduction in scope 3 emissions by 2025

Global home appliance manufacturer Electrolux is touting some impressive strides toward its air pollution goals.

The Swedish company said it reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by the end of 2021 (compared to 2015 levels), in its latest Sustainability Report. Electrolux is often ranked as one the 20 biggest companies in Sweden.

The firm has achieved its 2025 goal of an 80% reduction four years ahead of schedule.

Scope 3 emissions, which are the emissions when the products are in use, declined by approximately 20% compared to 2015. The target was a 25% reduction in scope 3 emissions by 2025.

“The sustainability framework guides our journey to achieve a better company, better solutions and better living within society and to become climate neutral throughout our value chain by 2050,” Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson said. “Our focus and commitment 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.”

Other achievements during the year are:

·        An 8% reduction in our total CO2 emissions and water use in water risk areas

·         The most energy and water efficient products represented 19% of the total number of units sold and 31% of the gross profit recorded in 2021

·         The use of recycled plastic was increased by 25% from 6,800 metric tons in 2020 to 8,600 metric tons in 2021

·         GHG emissions produced directly by the company (Scope 1) and indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) reduced by 78% compared to 2015

The firm has continued to transition to renewable energy and is electrifying high-energy processes. Its ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ program has resulted in recycling and reuse of more than 97% of waste across all its sites. The firm is also striving to develop more energy efficient appliances. 

Electrolux is known for products such as its vacuum cleaner, dishwashers, cookers and refrigerators, among many other brands.