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Replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in appliances

The more we cool, the more we heat the planet. We’ll replace climate-warming gases in our appliances by 2023 to reduce our climate footprint.

Phase out harmful gasses

Climate-friendly cooling

One billion people will be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every 1°C global temperature rise if we don’t act as a planet.*  

Part of the problem are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)  powerful climate-warming gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and other cooling devices, as well as in energy-efficient tumble dryers and washer dryers with heat pumps.   

It’s something of a vicious circleThe more the world is heated up and climate change creates extreme weather, the more cooling products will be needed. Which, with traditionally used gasesleads to more global warming. And ‘round we go…  

The good news is that if the industry comes together to cut these pollutants, the world could avoid up to 0.5°C** of global warming by 2100 

So we’ll be replacing the high-impact greenhouse gases in our appliances with gases that have a lower climate impact, such as natural gases. This will happen over the coming years as part of our commitment to the United Nations global Cool Coalition initiative which we joined in 2019. This action matters to us as the transformation of cooling technology will make a big contribution to the fight against climate change 

Were encouraging other companies in our industry to join us as we share the same responsibility. 

*Guardian, 2020: “Climate crisis could displace 1.2 bn people by 2050, report warns”

**UN Montreal protocol  


The Better Living Program is a project by Electrolux. If you have any questions about the program, please write to us at: betterlivingprogram@electrolux.com