Household appliances manufacturer
Second largest household appliance maker in the world (after Whirlpool). Brands include Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Eureka, Frigidaire and Westinghouse. Its Green Range was 13% of products sold in 2014.
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
This company received a SAM Rank of 100/100 in the Household Durables category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2018][More on Sustainability Reporting]
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
In conjunction with a settlement potentially worth as much as $20 million, plaintiffs lawyers in class litigation against Electrolux over allegedly faulty ice makers have been awarded $2.75 million in fees. The matter was heard in a US District court in 2016, and was a consolidation of five separate class suits. Electrolux also settled a class action in 2014 over defective dryers, paying up to $8 million in attorneys' fees and up to $1,300 per fire.
[Source 2016][More on Finance]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
This company has extensive sustainability claims on its website including outcomes to date and targets to halve their CO2 Impact by 2020 (from 2005 levels).
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$14.4 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||60,000 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsElectrolux Home Products
AEG Fridges & Freezers
AEG Ovens & Cooktops
AEG Washing Machines & Dryers
AEG Coffee Machines
Chef Ovens & Cooktops
Electrolux Fridges & Freezers
Electrolux Ovens & Cooktops
Electrolux Washing Machines & Dryers
Electrolux Vaccuum Cleaners
Electrolux Small Kitchen Appliances
Hoover Vaccuum Cleaners
Kelvinator Air Conditioners
Kelvinator Fridges & Freezers
Simpson Washing Machines & Dryers
Westinghouse Fridges & Freezers
Westinghouse Ovens & Cooktops