STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electrolux (STO:ELUXA)(STO:ELUXB) has been named Industry Leader of the Household Durables category in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), for the tenth consecutive year. This year’s assessment, published by RobecoSAM, showed a notably big improvement for Electrolux in the area of corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
“Sustainability is an integrated part of the Electrolux business model. It’s also becoming increasingly important for us to consider the wider impact we have on society,” said Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux. “In addition to working on issues such as improving the energy efficiency of our products and operations, we want to leverage our global organization and expertise to make a positive difference for consumers and communities around the world.”
“We’re very pleased to see this recognized also in this year’s DJSI, and look forward to soon announcing new initiatives addressing the social dimension of sustainability,” Sundström said.
DJSI World includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers among the world’s 2,500 largest companies. Electrolux has been included every year since the index was launched in 1999.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. At the same time they provide an effective engagement platform to encourage companies to adopt sustainable best practices. For more information, visit: www.sustainability-indices.com.
Electrolux sustainability framework, For the Better, includes nine promises to work for better solutions, better operations and a better society. Read more here (http://www.electroluxgroup.com/forthebetter).
Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, based on deep consumer insight. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions, developed in close collaboration with professional users. The products include refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2015, Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and 58,000 employees. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com
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