STOCKHOLM, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Electrolux has been named one of the top 5 % corporate global leaders acting against climate change. The company has been awarded a position on the 2017 Climate A List by CDP, the international non-profit. It is the second year in a row Electrolux gets this top recognition by CDP for its efforts to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.
"We have shown that an ambitious climate agenda together with a strong commitment to implementing goals in our manufacturing considerably reduces our CO2footprint. I am pleased that Electrolux is recognized for our efforts to improve our climate impact," said Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux.
As part of its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2020, the Electrolux Group has worked intensely in reducing its environmental footprint by shifting to renewables and optimizing the use of energy and other resources throughout its operations, as well as improving the energy efficiency of appliances.
In manufacturing, the average level of CO2emissions per unit produced has decreased by 25% since 2015 and the company has also set the goal that half of Electrolux energy used shall come from renewable sources by the year 2020. Electrolux was earlier this year named, for the eleventh consecutive year, Industry Leader of the Household Durables category in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Read more here.
CDP is an international non-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. The Climate A List is released alongside the Water A List and Forests A List on CDP's website, accompanied with case studies from leading companies. This is the first year that CDP has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.
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