Phase out harmful gases in our cooling appliances

As global temperatures rise, we’ll reduce all harmful gases in our cooling appliances by 2023 to help reduce our own climate footprint.

The transformation of cooling technology will make a big contribution to the fight against climate change, and we’ll be replacing the high-impact greenhouse gases in all appliances with gases that have a lower climate impact, such as natural gases. This will happen by 2023 as part of our commitments to the United Nations’ global Cool Coalition initiative which we joined in 2019. This action matters to us as the phase-out of powerful climate-warming gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has the potential to avoid up to 0.4°C of global warming by 2100. HFCs are often used in refrigerators, air conditioners and other cooling devices, as well as tumble dryers and washer-dryers with heat pumps. We are encouraging other companies in our industry to join us, as we share the same responsibility.

The Better Living Program is a project by Electrolux that explores better eating, better clothing care, and better wellbeing at home – along with how Electrolux can better its own operations, sustainably. If you have any questions about the program, please write to us at: betterliving@electrolux.com