Electrolux manufacturing sites on the way to zero waste to landfill


Over 97% of the total waste produced at Electrolux manufacturing sites was either reused or recovered last year, taking Electrolux on the way to the target of zero waste sent to landfill at all manufacturing sites by 2025. During 2021, other seven factories achieved zero waste to landfill certification issued by a third party: at Manaus and Curitiba in Brazil, Adelaide in Australia, Rosario in Argentina, Olawa and Zabrze in Poland, and Susegana in Italy. Together with the factories in Sao Carlos in Brazil, Solaro and Porcia in Italy and Cairo in Egypt that were certified before 2021, 32% of plants are now certified and the Santiago factory in Chile is expected to follow in the first quarter of this year. “Working toward climate neutral operations, doesn’t just involve working with energy – it involves working with the efficient use of all kinds of resources – says Giuseppe Caiulo, VP Group Operations Sustainability and Lean Manufacturing -. By producing less waste, we can avoid creating emissions – both caused by their disposal and the sourcing of virgin materials”. When one of the Electrolux factories is third-party certified to the Electrolux Zero Waste to Landfill program, it means that it sends less than 1% of its total waste to landfill. Additionally, certified factories must send less than 3% of their total waste to energy recovery.