- Electrolux selected for UN Global Compact 100 index
Electrolux selected for UN Global Compact 100 index
Electrolux has for the second year running been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies which have signed the United Nations Global Compact.
UN Global Compact said the GC 100 is composed of a representative group of companies with “strong practices and performance in adhering to the principles of the UN Global Compact around management of human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.” Selected companies also show “evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent base-line profitability.”
Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection. We’ve never been more relieved to see this concept trending! The pressure is off to have a spotless, immaculate home; rather, this Zen Buddhist practice celebrates nature’s flaws. This undoubtedly explains the rise in marble, granite, concrete, stone, and natural wood accents in home décor which are typically presented in their natural, unadulterated forms
White is a controversial color these days. It's in, it’s out, and it’s in again. While the fair shade seems to be struggling to hold onto its popularity among consumers, gray and black are at the top of the list. These hues are all the rage when it comes to cabinets, counter tops, and appliances. True to trend, Frigidaire's Black Stainless Steel appliance line that launched in early 2017 is a hit. Consumers are raving about the modern design and the fingerprint resistant feature. Gray hues are also all the rage this season. HGTV, the largest home improvement television channel in the United States, reports that consumers rely on muted grays to bring warmth to a once-sterile atmosphere. Today's consumers unabashedly combine colors and textures. Gray cabinets are paired with wooden accents such as stand-alone open shelving or islands. However, gray and black aren't the only showstoppers on the market.
What would voice-activated hubs and intelligent robots look like in every home? In the near future this can become a reality as some of these innovations were showcased at CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair. Electrolux Chief Operations Officer Jan Brockmann who visited CES, concludes the latest smart home trends from the fair, together with Chief Information Officer JP Iversen. According to recent research conducted by the American media organization NPR and Edison Research, one in six American households currently owns a smart speaker such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. Smart speakers which have voice-control and connect with other smart products are clearly on the march and might shape the everyday life of billions of people in the future.“This year, everything was connected. We saw that voice assistants are playing a much bigger role in everyday life. They are being used in everything from smart home products to cars and smart glasses,” says Jan Brockmann, Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux. “This technology is improving and becoming a natural interface for consumers.”Iversen adds: “For me, there were two things that stood out at CES: The first is more evolved end-to-end connected ecosystems on display. They were really well-advanced and show the way forward. The second was all the great user interfaces. Voice is clearly the new standard, but also very advanced hands-on user interfaces were exciting to see, which certainly will make life easier for users.”