AEG has adopted a 360-degree approach to sustainable design, making it a consideration throughout the supply chain, from the procurement of raw materials, construction of products, delivery methods, and ultimately, the disposal of the appliances once they have reached the end of their lifespan.
Here are a few facts about AEG’s commitment to our planet:
- In 2007 AEG received the European Commission’s prestigious Sustainable Energy Award in the Corporate Commitment category, recognizing their continued commitment to reducing energy consumption in production facilities, products and services.
- Nearly all of AEG’s production facilities have received ISO 14001 designation.
- Since 2000 AEG has reduced energy consumption in its washing machines, dishwashers, and ovens by 25% to 30%.
- Washing your dishes in an AEG dishwasher actually consumes less water, energy and detergent than washing by hand.
- AEG Lavamat washing machines have received A+ ratings in Europe—the highest possible. They consume 25% less energy than models produced in the late 1990s, and 50% less energy than those manufactured in the 1980s.
- Thanks to development of heat pump technology, AEG dryers are the first dryer to be designated Class A for energy use, consuming 43% less energy than traditional C Class dryers.
- AEG has patented an innovative cylindrical burner that minimizes emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitric oxide (NOx) from gas cooktops and ovens.
- AEG appliances comply with RoHS (Reduction of the use of certain hazardous substances), a European Directive that calls for the reduction or elimination of potentially harmful substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium in the manufacture of appliances and electronics.