Electrolux earns green recognition

Electrolux has this year been included in the Global 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies, returning to the list for the first time since 2005. The company was also for the second year running named Sector Leader in the RobecoSAM 2013 global sustainability rating, and ranked as one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies in terms of addressing climate change.

“Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do at Electrolux, from improving the eco-efficiency of our appliances to reducing the carbon footprint of our manufacturing facilities,” said Henrik Sundström, VP group sustainability affairs at Electrolux.

The Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world was presented on Jan. 23 at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The ranking has been published by the Canadian research firm Corporate Knights since 2005. It is based on 12 key indicators, including energy use and gender diversity in the management team. Read more on global100.org.

The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is an annual assessment of how companies cope with sustainability trends and challenges that are likely to have an impact on shareholder value creation. Electrolux received a Gold Class label as the leader of the durable household products sector. Key differentiating factors in this sector, according to RobecoSAM, are innovation, quality and branding. Leading companies have also actively managed safety and environmental issues throughout the product life cycle. Read more on robecosam.com.

In December 2012, a ranking from the non-profit organization Climate Counts named Electrolux as one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies in terms of addressing climate change. Electrolux shared the third best score among 145 consumer brands. The companies were assessed on a 100-point scale based on 22 criteria. These criteria measured efforts to assess the companies’ climate footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support progress on climate legislation, and communicate their efforts clearly and comprehensively to consumers. Read more on climatecounts.org.