Electrolux Strategy to Help Suppliers be More Sustainable

Home Appliance Company Electrolux are Helping their Suppliers Become More Sustainable

As one of the world’s leading home appliance manufacturers, Electrolux have set out an ambitious strategy to reach net-zero emissions across their value chain by 2050. They are currently following a strategy called For The Better 2030, which seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, have resource efficient operations and drive better performance from their procurement ecosystem.

Electrolux has set out a roadmap to 2030, which includes driving the environmental performance of all strategic suppliers on key metrics, aiming to help them to be climate neutral by 2030 as part of a move towards a carbon neutral supply chain by 2050.  It is also building partnerships with suppliers to contribute towards their sustainability priorities.  

“We have had a responsible sourcing program for over 15 years at Electrolux with some awesome activities,” says Carla De Luca, Sustainable Procurement Senior Program Manager at Electrolux. “But what we’ve done over the last three years is to strengthen the environmental assessment of our suppliers. This has created a more holistic approach to supplier relationship management and sustainable procurement that ensures we take better informed decisions to make our sustainability goals a reality.”

Carla De Luca, Sustainable Procurement Senior Program Manager at Electrolux

Electrolux reach science-based targets 

The group achieved their 2025 science-based target to cut 80% of absolute emissions in scope 1 and 2, as well as 25% reduction in the emissions in the products they have sold. The company achieved this three years ahead of target and had a second science-based set of targets established in 2023.  

“With supply chain emissions being on average 12 times higher than operational emissions, we recognize that working with suppliers is vital to reducing our overall carbon footprint to reach our 2050 goal,” says De Luca.

Electrolux work with suppliers to achieve sustainability goals 

“We have to work closely with both our purchasing teams and our suppliers in order to achieve our sustainability objectives. In fact, I see our supply chain as an extension of our own business and we are ultimately asking our suppliers to work with their business in the same way as we run our own operations. We have committed suppliers, but they sometimes need our help and support to improve their sustainability performance.”

“I’m really proud of our suppliers who I have spent a lot of time engaging with to make sure they are on board with our sustainability approach. We actually receive messages of thanks from suppliers, and they really see Electrolux as a change agent that contributes toward their shift to becoming more sustainable,” she adds.

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