Significant impacts

Emerging sustainability issues are impacting the way Electrolux does business and the products we bring to market. This section of Electrolux sustainability online takes up how we address key issues —globalization, the changing faces of our consumers, increasing focus on non-financial issues among investors, and evolving legislation.

Significant impacts

Climate change is a core and highly relevant issue for Electrolux. With our strong focus on innovation, global presence and broad consumer interface, Electrolux is in a position to effect positive change.

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Developing products with high levels of water efficiency and keeping water sources free of effluents from production are both relevant to Electrolux and our operations.

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Legislation is an increasingly applied mechanism to reduce the use of hazardous substances, primarily in the EU, Japan, China and California.

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We live in a resource-constrained world. Business, as part of society, is responsible for using, and reusing, our limited resources wisely.

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Globalization is changing our way of doing business, with freer movement of products, people, capital, jobs, trade, environmental impacts and information.

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Our consumer profiles are evolving; dramatically changing their priorities, preferences and lifestyles.

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Our reputation is built on how our products perform and how we act as a company. We want to be perceived as a good neighbour—a company that you trust to do the right thing.

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Electrolux is active in more than 150 markets and we strive to create a positive impact wherever we conduct business.

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Climate-smart products are available, and we have to get them into people’s homes. One in every three appliances in operation is currently over ten years-old and they needlessly emit 20 million tons of CO2...

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The most important global trends in legislation affecting the Electrolux Corporate Reporting involve energy and water efficiency, recycling and restrictions on the use of potentially hazardous substances.

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