Electrolux Recognized in Three Prestigious Sustainability Rankings

  Electrolux Recognized in Three Prestigious Sustainability Rankings

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- January 31, 2013

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

“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:

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:

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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