Electrolux Recognized in Three Prestigious Sustainability Rankings

Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:11am EST

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STOCKHOLM--(Business Wire)--
Electrolux has this year been included in the Global 100 ranking of the world`s
most sustainable companies, returning to the list for the first time since 2005.
The company was also for the second year running named Sector Leader in the
RobecoSAM 2013 global sustainability rating, and ranked as one of the world`s
leading consumer goods companies in terms of addressing climate change. 

"Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do at Electrolux, from
improving the eco-efficiency of our appliances to reducing the carbon footprint
of our manufacturing facilities. These recognitions by leading ratings
institutes are clear evidence that Electrolux is a good choice for consumers and
investors alike," said Henrik Sundström, Vice President Group Sustainability
Affairs at Electrolux. 

The Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world was presented
on January 23 at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The ranking has been published by the Canadian research firm Corporate Knights
since 2005. It is based on 12 key indicators, including energy use and gender
diversity in the management team. Read more on: www.global100.org. 

The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is an annual assessment of how companies
cope with sustainability trends and challenges that are likely to have an impact
on shareholder value creation. Electrolux received a Gold Class label as the
leader of the durable household products sector. Key differentiating factors in
this sector, according to RobecoSAM, are innovation, quality and branding.
Leading companies have also actively managed safety and environmental issues
throughout the product life cycle. Read more on: www.robecosam.com. 

In December of 2012, a ranking from the non-profit organization Climate Counts
named Electrolux as one of the world`s leading consumer goods companies in terms
of addressing climate change. Electrolux shared the third best score among 145
consumer brands. The companies were assessed on a 100-point scale based on 22
criteria. These criteria measured efforts to assess the companies` climate
footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support progress on climate
legislation, and communicate their efforts clearly and comprehensively to
consumers. Read more on: www.climatecounts.org. 

Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for
professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more
than 150 markets every year. The company makes thoughtfully designed, innovative
solutions based on extensive consumer research, meeting the desires of today's
consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators,
dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air conditioners and small appliances
such as vacuum cleaners, all sold under esteemed brands like Electrolux, AEG,
Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2011 Electrolux had sales of SEK 102 billion and
58,000 employees. For more information go to www.electrolux.com/press and
www.electrolux.com/news. 

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