Sustainability creates value
Electrolux Professional is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, and our sustainability work is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Electrolux Professional is committed to continuing its support of the UN Global Compact and its ten principles. We recognize the importance of taking action to mitigate climate change and we support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Consequently, we have an ambitious overarching target to become climate neutral in our own operations by 2030. In 2021, carbon emissions related to our industrial operations were reduced by 31% (36) compared to 2015.
Clarity and transparency regarding our climate impact and our actions is a priority. We have therefore started to disclose our climate impact through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) where we received a B rating, which is just below the highest rating.
Since product use represents the majority of our emissions impact, around 95%, we are determined to continue developing products with lower consumption of resources. In practice this means reducing the impact from product-use in respect of energy, water, and detergents. This is good for both our customers’ running costs as well as the environment.
During 2021 we have also signed a sustainability-related loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank related to the reduction of CO2 emissions, product water efficiency, and the use of HFC gases.
Sustainability is not only about the environment, it also encompasses our social impact. We therefore seek to earn the trust of everyone affected by our operations, globally demonstrating our commitment to ethics and human rights. By managing the total impact of our business on people and the planet, we can create the conditions to exceed our customers’ expectations and remain an attractive employer, thereby delivering long-term value creation.
A new cultural journey
Our mission is to make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable every day. This can only be accomplished by our greatest asset, our people.
An important part of our cultural development journey as a stand-alone company has been the introduction of our new guiding principles. They are an important part of our identity and express who we are and aim to be, what we stand for, and how we do things.
Alberto Zanata, President and CEO