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shrinking our carbon footprint

Because 70% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy consumed using our products, their energy efficiency is our first front of action for shrinking our carbon footprint. We have made substantial progress in this area, by bringing the innovation teams a wide-ranging system of eco-design training.

shrinking our carbon footprint

The vacuum cleaner sector is an excellent illustration of this progress. To achieve enhanced performance, the teams worked on three aspects:

  • the development of low-consumption and high-yield motors
  • the design of more efficient suction heads
  • the optimization of all aeraulic flows to reduce pressure loss.

the optimization of all aeraulic flows to reduce pressure loss. Through these efforts, in 2016, all the ranges demonstrated an increase in energy efficiency of 60% to 70% compared with the ranges in 2014. [CM1] Our R&D teams have succeeded in dividing the energy consumption of cylinder vacuum cleaners by three, with no compromises on dust removal efficiency or sound levels.

Mindful of the importance of energy issues, we have globalized our policy since 2015 through the Smart Energy Products project, led by a team of individuals from the Quality, Standards and Environment Department, the Sustainable Development Department, and the Research Department, working closely with the business activities. This group is tasked with identifying product families with the greatest impact in terms of energy consumption and focusing energy efficiency efforts on these ranges.