Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux reduces emissions by 78%

The company reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, compared to 2015 levels

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Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has announced it achieved a 78% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions last year.

The company reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, compared to 2015 levels, supporting its target to achieve 80% reduction by 2025 and achieveing climate-neutrality in its operations by 2030.

In addition, it also saw a 20% fall in Scope 3 emissions last year and is well on its way to meet its 25% target by 2025.

Electrolux has set a target to use 50% recycled plastic by 2030 and increase its use of scrap-based steel and is developing and rolling out more circular business models, including appliance trade-in programmes where consumers can have their old appliance collected for recycling when their new products are delivered.

It is continuing to switch to using renewable energy, electrifying high-energy processes and ensuring better energy management.

In addition, the rollout out its Zero Waste to Landfill programme has helped to recycle or reuse more than 97% of waste across all of its sites.

Jonas Samuelson, Electrolux CEO said: “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.

“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.”