Electrolux named industry leader for household durables in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of companies' sustainability performance

STOCKHOLM , January 22, 2014 (press release) – Electrolux (STO:ELUXA)(STO:ELUXB) has, for the third consecutive year, been ranked as Industry Leader Household Durables in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, an annual rating of companies’ sustainability performance.

The yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2013 and ranks them as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The top performing company from each of 59 industries is named RobecoSAM Industry Leader. Electrolux received the highest rating of the ten companies assessed within the Household Durables industry and consequently also the Gold Class award.

“To reach our vision of being the best appliance company in the world, we also need to be leading in sustainability,” said Henrik Sundström, Vice President Group Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux. “We are proud to be rated as the industry leader in the Sustainability Yearbook, as more companies have been assessed this year and the requirements for inclusion are becoming more stringent continuously.”

RobecoSAM said in the yearbook it had measured companies based on their sustainability performance in three dimensions: economic, environmental and social. “Innovation, quality, and branding are key differentiating factors for companies in this industry. In addition, leading companies actively manage safety and environmental issues throughout the product life cycle,” the company said.

For more information, see http://yearbook.robecosam.com/

Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 50 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, Zanussi and Frigidaire. In 2012 Electrolux had sales of SEK 110 billion and about 61,000 employees. For more information go to http://group.electrolux.com/

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