Electrolux has been ranked Industry Leader Household Durables in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of the sustainability performance among more than 2,000 of the world’s largest companies, the company has announced.
It is the fifth consecutive year that RobecoSAM recognizes Electrolux in the yearbook as Industry Leader, a distinction awarded to the top performing company in each of 59 industries. RobecoSAM, which also publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), said in the yearbook it had measured companies based on their sustainability performance in three dimensions: economic, environmental and social.
Electrolux sustainability vice president Henrik Sundström commented: “Sustainability is an integral part of the Electrolux business strategy and through an extensive engagement program over the past year, we have defined clear priorities to ensure we continue to perform well while making a real difference in people’s lives and for our planet. Our biggest priority is efficiency – continuing to cut down the energy and water our products use, extracting fewer resources, minimising hazardous substances and shrinking the impact of our operational footprint.”
In addition to being named Industry Leader, Electrolux received the Gold Class award, which goes to the companies with the highest scores in each industry.