We’ve defined bold 2030 targets in line with the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, focusing on better eating, better garment care and better home environment. We want to make sustainable eating the preferred choice, we want to make clothes last twice as long with half the environmental impact, and we want to eliminate harmful allergens and pollutants from the home. Certainly, these are complex to measure, but we know from consumer research that people want to act more sustainably and we have products, solutions and expertise which can empower consumers to make more sustainable choices in their everyday. We don’t pretend we can do all this alone and I look forward to joining forces with partners on selected projects.
As well as developing innovations and solutions for consumers to help them to make more sustainable choices, we know we need to look at ourselves and improve the way we do business as well. So we're setting a further target to make our business circular and climate neutral by 2030. This means committing to zero carbon emissions from Electrolux facilities around the world. It also means striving for circularity in everything we do.
We’ll be putting the spotlight on at least 100 actions which give a significant and direct contribution to the 2030 targets and our first action is a big one: we’re committing to fund the Electrolux Food Foundation over the next 10 years with an expected total of SEK 100 million, as part of our target to make sustainable eating the preferred choice. The Food Foundation is already doing great work in this area - for example, by 2030 the Food Foundation seeks to offer education for children and culinary training programs for unemployed and professionals to at least 300,000 people - and I’m very passionate about supporting this.
There are 54,000 people working across Electrolux today, and we are all part of history as we celebrate 100 fantastic years. I personally feel very proud to be part of such a momentous occasion. As we reflect on our legacy, I look forward to this new chapter in our story together. The Better Living Program is our stake in the ground for the next 100 years. And I hope the work we start today will be making a positive impact in people’s lives 100 years from now.