Electrolux Professional has set out a goal of becoming climate neutral from operations by 2030.
The manufacturer of cooking, warewashing and refrigeration equipment said it is supporting a sustainable business based on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and the Paris agreement.
It has set out a strategic sustainability framework for 2025 that is built on three core pillars:
– Sustainable solutions that set the pace within the professional food, laundry and beverage industry through innovation in sustainability and energy efficiency, with connected and digital platforms that meet customer needs.
– Sustainable operations, striving to improve sustainability performance in operations through a systematic approach, with emphasis on reducing environmental and social impacts.
– Ethics and relationship focus that seeks to earn the trust of everyone impacted by our operations, demonstrating commitment to the environment, ethics and human rights.
President and CEO Alberto Zanata said: “I am very proud to be able to announce our strategic sustainability commitments that will guide our operations and business in the years to come. We have a strong foundation in our sustainability legacy, both in our operations and with our sustainable customer offer.
“Together with zero tolerance for non-ethical behaviour, our sustainability focus areas and targets are designed to set the pace for the future within the professional food, laundry and beverage industry.”
The sustainability targets focus on climate, health and safety and diversity. The overall ambition is to become climate neutral within the industrial operations by 2030.
In addition, Electrolux Professional has set out the following targets:
– Reduce scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by at least 50% until 2025 (base 2015).
– Injury rate below 0.3 measured by work related accidents per 200,000 worked hours by 2025.
– Gender diversity of 40/60 in all managerial positions within the company by 2030.
Zanata added: “The main environmental impact occurs during the product-use phase as customers operate products consuming resources such as energy, water and detergents. We are determined to continue developing, and offer low-resource consuming products, which benefits both our customers’ running costs as well as our planet.”