Emissions & waste
Climate targets 2025 & 2030
Reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions with > 50% until 2025 (base year 2015)
To become climate neutral within our industrial operations by 2030.
Carbon emissions 2021
Scope 1 and 2 emissions increased in 2021. The increase was expected since the volumes had decline heavily in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For European sites carbon emissions are mainly driven by gas consumption used for heating. Change in emissions for these plants is related to heating of the manufacturing sites. The main increase compared to 2020 is related to our operations in Thailand. The Thailand plant’s total emissions of 29% of our total emissions was related to production volumes. For the Thailand operations we were also impacted by the reallocation of the two manufacturing sites into one (tests and concurrent manufacturing in new/old sites).
During the next coming years, one important focus will be on increasing the share of renewable energy at our sites outside of Europe. This will enable us to better decouple production volumes from carbon emissions.
Using a recalculated baseline*, reduction since 2015 is 44%. Including acquisitions, emissions have declined by 31% since 2015.
Waste and hazardous waste 2021
During the year we have seen improvements in our waste KPIs. In particular, the total amount of waste reported declined by 9.5% compared to 2020.
Further we have seen improvements in terms of increased material recovery and lower amounts of landfill. During the year 85% (84) of the non-hazardous waste generated was recovered while 10% (8) went to energy recovery and 4% (8) went to landfill or incineration without energy recovery. Electrolux Professional will increase its efforts to reduce impacts related to waste over the coming years. 7% (10) of the waste generated is categorized as hazardous waste.