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Electrolux is engaging suppliers to take more climate action

Supplier engagement is crucial to ensure that carbon emissions are reduced from the start. Electrolux has implemented several programs to achieve this - and the response has been phenomenal.
Electrolux is among the corporate climate leaders that have adopted a science-based emission reduction target, and our target is to reach net zero emissions across our value chain by 2050. This means that not only do we need to reduce emissions in our own manufacturing and sales operations, but we also need to reduce the emissions caused by our suppliers and the use of our products.
During the annual Supplier Awards, Electrolux hands out a Sustainability Award to the supplier that has made the most progress towards their sustainability target.
During the annual Supplier Awards, Electrolux hands out a Sustainability Award to the supplier that has made the most progress towards their sustainability target.

On average, supply chain emissions are 12 times higher than the emissions of a company’s own operations, but they are also harder to manage. We are tackling this challenge at Electrolux through extensive engagement programs with our suppliers. The first priority was to help all our suppliers start measuring their carbon footprint and disclose it through CDP, a non-profit organization specializing in carbon reporting. Now, we engage our suppliers in sustainability training sessions to help suppliers decarbonize and realize that it is a business opportunity to take climate action, not an additional cost. We are also planning to roll out our Green Spirit program; an internal initiative that rates our products based on climate, energy, and water performance; to some of our suppliers, to help them further reduce their environmental impact.
Our approach has been very successful; among the 250+ CDP member companies with more than 150 suppliers, we were the only one that managed to get a 100% response rate when reaching out to our suppliers. We are very proud of the engagement we see in our supply chain, and we will continue to use the expertise we have accumulated to bring our suppliers along in our sustainability journey. We reflect this by handing out a Sustainability Award every year to the supplier that has made the most progress towards the Electrolux sustainability target that year.
Learn more about the work we do with our suppliers in our sustainability report, or read the interview we did recently with Carla De Luca of Sustainable Procurement.
  • Evangeline Wanjiru

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    Very commendable efforts to initiate the decarbonization process at all stages.

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    • Sarah Chabane

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      Very interesting insights about taking climate action all along the supply chain!

      • Tabitha Kimani

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        Decarbonizing the supply chain.!! great.

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        • Adam Wallin

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          It's very important to engage all stakeholders in climate action, and from what I have seen Electrolux is doing so in a strong fashion

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