By the end of 2021, Electrolux had reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (direct and indirect in operations) by 78% compared to 2015. This means that the company is four years ahead of its 2025 plan for the science-based target of 80% reduction. All details are included in the company’s Sustainability report 2021, which covers the company’s progress on its sustainability targets according to its For the Better 2030 sustainability framework.
Good news are also reported about the Electrolux scope 3 emissions (when products are in use), that decreased by around 20% compared to 2015, which puts the company well on its way to meet its science-based target to reduce its scope 3 emissions by 25% in 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 – says Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson -. 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.»
During the year Electrolux was also recognized with an A score for its actions on Climate and Water as well as a Supplier Engagement Leader by the global non-profit CDP. «I am particularly proud of the good progress we made toward our science-based target in 2021 and the leadership recognition we received from CDP – says Vanessa Butani, VP Group Sustainability -. Also, our work to envision the future of better living together with young people during the year was important as it will help shape our sustainable innovation approach in the years ahead to meet the needs of future generations.»