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Electrolux Group reached 98% renewable electricity in 2022, but more needs to be done

For a manufacturing company like Electrolux Group, energy use is a major concern when reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the amount of energy coming from fossil fuels is an imperative, but sometimes challenging, climate action. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Electrolux Group has set a target to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2025, and we are well on our way and working proactively to reach the target. In 2022, 98% of the electricity used worldwide across the whole company came from renewable sources. This is an important step towards reaching our climate targets since 60% of our energy use is in the form of electricity, but we still need to overcome some obstacles before we can reach 100% clean energy.
Solar panels at the Benoni factory in South Africa
Solar panels at the Benoni factory in South Africa

In some countries, changing to renewable electricity is as easy as updating an agreement, but in other countries, it’s more complicated. At Electrolux Group, we are supporting the clean energy transition of our operations around the world by building solar panel systems or sourcing renewable energy certificates. This year, we are also looking to start signing Power Purchase Agreements with actors who can install, own and operate renewable energy systems on our behalf.
But that still leaves 40% of our energy use. Some processes, like enamel ovens or painting, need heat at high temperatures to function, and for that reason, they use a lot of energy. These processes use fossil gas to function, and the technology to reach those temperatures through renewable electricity currently does not exist. We are replacing fossil gas with biogas in some locations, but this is a temporary solution while we find a way to reach the right temperatures while using renewable electricity. Here, we need to see further innovation and financing to make sure that we reach 100% renewable energy across all operations.
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  • Jordan Edmondson

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    Impressive to see you're doing so well with both electricity and energy as a whole! No one can deny there are challenges to completed reducing green shouse emmisions, but your honestly and openness about this coupled with your commitment is what every company should aim for. True leaders.

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    • walter lungayi

      47 w

      Great work. congrats

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      • Sarah Chabane

        47 w

        Impressive results! Congrats 👏

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        • Annett Michuki..

          47 w

          incredible

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          • Ingmar Rentzhog

            47 w

            Great milestone

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            • Patrick Kiash

              47 w

              Great progress, achieving 98% requires a hefty salutation! Good luck toward achieving your goals in the timeline set of year 2025!

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              • Adam Wallin

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                Very well done! The challenge of finding solutions that fit for each supplier is significant, but we do have all the solutions we need, we just need to find them and implement them!

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                • Patrick Kiash

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                  @Adam_Wallin I agree with you. Implementation is the key.

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