STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the ninth consecutive year Electrolux (STO:ELUXA) (STO:ELUXB) has
been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the
prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). In this
annual assessment, published by RobecoSAM, Electrolux demonstrated
notably big improvements in the areas of product stewardship, corporate
citizenship and human/labor rights.
“The expectations on sustainability from our consumers, customers,
shareholders and employees continue to increase, which is also reflected
in tougher criteria in this assessment,” says Henrik Sundström, Head of
Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux. “Retaining the DJSI industry
leadership is important confirmation that we continue to be on the right
track in our efforts to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our
“We are also very proud that Electrolux was ranked so highly for its
work within Code of Conduct and that we increased the total number of
sustainability areas where we are industry leader,” he adds.
DJSI World includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and
social performers among the world’s 2,500 largest companies. Electrolux
is the only company in the Household Durables category to qualify for
DJSI World, and 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 is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer
insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We
offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and
businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing
machines, cookers, 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 50
million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In
2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees. For
more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.
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