Husqvarna achieves 50% cut in CO2 emissions despite growing business

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Husqvarna Group, a leader in outdoor power products, has halved its absolute CO2 emissions compared to the 2015 baseline year.

For Husqvarna Group, carbon is one the three Sustainability targets, together with Circular and People. Husqvarna aims at achieving 35 percent CO2 reduction by 2025. The carbon target is approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), reflecting the Group’s commitment of doing its fair share to limit the global temperature rise by maximum 1.5° C.

By the end of March 2024, Husqvarna Group has lowered its CO2 emissions by 51 percent across Scope 1, 2 and 3 since base year 2015. During the same period, Husqvarna achieved 47 percent rise in sales to SEK 53.3 billion from SEK 36.2 billion.

Husqvarna Group’s key efforts to reduce carbon emissions are as following:

Reducing emissions from product use

More than 90 percent of Husqvarna’s emissions occur during customers’ use of products. Husqvarna aims to increase the share of electrified products sold to two-thirds by 2026. Since 2015 the share of electrified motor driven products has grown from 11 percent to 43 percent.

Reducing emissions from own operations

Husqvarna aims at lowering CO2 emissions through more efficient production, sourcing renewable electricity, driving electric vehicles, or by heating buildings with renewable energy sources.

Collaborating with suppliers

Apart from collaborating with strategic suppliers in CO2 reduction initiatives, suppliers are requested to report carbon reduction strategies, their work with science-based targets and measure and report CO2 emissions to the CDP (global disclosure system).

More efficient transportation

Husqvarna is optimizing transport through better logistics network, smarter packaging and improved supply and demand planning alongside an accelerating shift to sea and road from air cargo.

“Throughout the years we have invested in products and solutions fit for a low-carbon economy. Halving our CO2 emissions is thanks to bold and wise decisions that decreased our CO2 impact and created new business opportunities. The demand for our battery-driven products and especially robotic lawn mowers is constantly increasing, whilst CO2 emissions are going down,” says Calle Medin, Head of Sustainability at Husqvarna Group.

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