Our target for 2025

Recognising how important immediate climate action is, we at Husqvarna Group aim to reduce the absolute carbon footprint of our value chain by 35% by 2025 already, compared to 2015. This target is approved by the science-based targets initiative and supports the 1.5 °C global warming scenario.

This means:

  • absolute target: decrease our emissions by 35% regardless of company growth.

  • no carbon offsets: we do not account for carbon offsetting in reporting against the target. The target will be achieved by our own reduction activities in the value chain.

Husqvana Group has also committed itself to net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Doing our fair share to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C in accordance with the Paris Agreement

Reducing C02 across the value chain

Our 2025 target reflects total CO2 emission reductions across the value chain, from suppliers and operations to transportation and product use. Hence, our target covers not only Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions but also Scope 3 emissions, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.


Vehicles, machines, energy used in boilers/furnaces
Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions occuring from sources that are owned or controlled by the company.We measure emissions from our vehicles, machines, and energy used in boilers/furnaces.


Purchased electricity and district heating
Scope 2 emissions are emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Due to the nature of our operations, our Scope 2 emissions only cover purchased electricity and district heating.


Suppliers, transport and product use
Scope 3 emissions are emissions that a company does not control, but is indirectly responsible for, up and down its value chain, such as emissions from purchased goods and services, transportation, employee commuting etc. We measure emissions resulting from our suppliers, transport and product use.


CO2 emissions in the value chain


  • According to the Group's carbon footprint, our greatest impact occurs during the use of our products.

  • For product use, CO2 emissions are calculated over the products’ projected lifetime.

  • For suppliers, their Scope 1 and 2 emissions data is drawn from CDP supply chain disclosures. In cases where suppliers do not report their CO2 emissions, emissions are extrapolated from CDP data.

  • In transport, we include all transport the Group pays for – through which we have the most significant CO2 impact – and where we have access to data. This spans all air and ocean freight and a share of road and rail transport.


Our target is scienced-based

Our target is validated by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), a key standard for corporate CO2 management and is in line with society’s ambition to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.


Engaging our supply chain

For the third consecutive year, the Husqvarna Group was recognized as a "Supplier Engagement Leader" by CDP in 2023, for our efforts to engage suppliers in our climate action.

What we have achieved so far

Emissions are aggregated on Group level and progress is reported to Group management as well as externally every quarter.

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Our performance: scope 1 & 2

  • Husqvarna Group has reduced CO2 emissions from operations by 81% between 2015 and 2023 despite increasing sales by 47%.

  • The emissions reductions are realised through more efficient production, driving electric vehicles, and by using renewable energy sources.


100% Green electricity

Since 2021, 100% of the electricity procured at all GARDENA operations sites comes from renewable sources. In 2023, the newly acquired Orbit sites also switched to purchasing 100% green electricity.


Well water usage

Since 2004 we have been using well water out of our local well for several different cooling processes at the production site in Niederstotzingen, in a local closed loop. The yearly amount of used well water is approximately 60,000 m³. This allows us to avoid the usage of cooling refrigerant in general. Furthermore approximately 300,000 kWh electricity per year is saved in comparison with a common cooling-machine – which would be needed without the use of well water.
A usage for building heating is currently under investigation.


Recovering heat from own operations

GARDENA production sites are recovering heat generated from their own operations. Facilities in  Heuchlingen, Germany, and Vrbno in the Czech Republic reuse heat from compressors and cooling devices. Our Trinec plant in the Czech Republic has installed a flue gas heat exchanger that uses residual energy from the  furnace and feeds it into an application for degreasing metals. These initiatives deliver an annual saving of approximately 1,800 MWh of energy or 230 tonnes CO2 emissions, depending on production activities.

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Our performance: scope 3

  • Addressing emissions from our own operations is not enough. Our main emissions source is the use of our products.

  • Husqvarna Group wants to lead the industry in low-carbon solutions and is therefore developing a systematic path for electrification to deliver on this aim. CO2 emissions from product use were reduced by 43% between 2015 and 2023.

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  • Since the actions of our suppliers are beyond our direct control, it is also the most challenging part of our target to measure. We request suppliers to measure and report CO2 emissions to the CDP; identify actions to cut emissions; and set reduction targets. CO2 emissions from suppliers were reduced by 46% between 2015 and 2023.

  • CO2 emissions from transportation were reduced by 38% between 2015 and 2023. We are working towards optimizing our transport network further, introducing smarter packaging for greater transport volume efficiency, improved supply and demand planning.

Exiting fossil-fuel powered products

Phasing out all GARDENA fossil fueled tools as a strategic decision has had a major impact on our emission reductions. The exit will be fully completed in 2024, allowing us to entirely focus on electric powered gardening tools.

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What we do in other pillars of our SUSTAINOVATE program


Rethinking and redesigning for a resource-smart customer experience

We implement the principles of a circular economy in our organization by reusing materials, reducing waste and increasing recyclability for products and product packaging, while also enabling efficient use of water.


Inspire actions that make a lasting difference

Our approach is rooted in bringing out the passion, drive and creativity of our customers and teams. We are scaling up our impact by inspiring our customers to opt for the most sustainable choice and triggering their imagination on the difference that they can make.