Electrolux has a longstanding reputation for its strong commitment to sustainability. Several indices rank Electrolux highly for its social and environmental performance, including the Dow Jones World Index, and its product offerings meet and exceed international standards and norms such as ECA, Gastec and EIA. In 2007, the European Commission awarded the Sustainable Energy Award to Electrolux in the ‘Corporate Commitment’ category, for its ongoing efforts to reduce energy consumption in factories, products and services. In 2013 Electrolux was included again in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first index, which comprises the world’s leading companies driven by a responsible and sustainable approach. This places Electrolux within the top 10% of the 2,500 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Indexes with regard to long-term economic, environmental and social performance. Electrolux Professional factories are DNV certified, following strict environmental policies. Every year the goal is to consume 15% less energy in the factories. Components and raw materials are RoHS free, this means without toxic substances; in addition, a Restricted Material List (RML) defines which chemicals are banned and restricted in Electrolux products.
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