Electrolux is sharing the top spot with H&M in the category of Consumption Goods on Swedish Sustainable Companies List 2018.
Our member company Electrolux is a Swedish home appliance manufacturer who today operates worldwide, including many parts of China. The company was founded 1919 and has subsequently in recent years been ranked the second largest manufacturer of appliances by units sold in the world.
Last week, the company came into light as they ranked number 1 together with H&M on Swedish Sustainable Companies List of 2018. An initiative by Swedish newspapers Dagens Industri and Aktuell Hållbarhet together with Lund University School of Economics. The list consists of 109 Swedish companies and have been given points for their effort in industry areas of Capital Goods, Consumption Goods and Material. Other factors are also being acknowledged, such as efforts in environment, climate, human rights and working environment in relation to the company.
In response to their achievement, Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux made a statement saying: “Acting sustainably is an important part of our company purpose – shape living for the better – and it reflects everything we do. We are very honored to be recognized as one of Sweden’s most sustainable companies and it gives us new energy to increase our efforts in helping consumers to live more sustainably.”
Other SwedCham members topping the sustainable list include Stora Enso in the category of Material, while SKF was placed second in Capital Goods.
Congratulations to our member companies for putting hard work into sustainability!
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