RELEASE: Hisense Europe's commitment to sustainability is awarded with a prestigious award

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RELEASE: Hisense Europe's commitment to sustainability is awarded with a prestigious award

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Madrid, February 21, 2023.

Hisense Europe, manufacturer of household appliances for the Hisense and Gorenje brands, has been awarded the EcoVadis silver medal

Hisense Europe, manufacturer of household appliances under the Hisense and Gorenje brands, has been awarded the EcoVadis silver medal. This prestigious business rating recognizes its commitment to sustainable business practices and is a testament to the company's ongoing efforts to minimize its impact on the planet and promote social responsibility. Hisense Europe has set itself ambitious sustainability goals, focused on five key areas: environment, sustainable products, sustainable supply chain, people and social responsibility, and new business models. Among these objectives are the reduction of energy consumption through the use of renewable energies, the increase in the use of recycled materials in its products, the reduction of waste, the promotion of sustainable transport and the improvement of sustainability in its supply chain. . The company is clearly committed to sustainability, as evidenced by its efforts to recycle 96% of the waste generated, use 100% recyclable packaging by 2024, and reduce CO2 emissions in transport. The EcoVadis silver medal is a recognition of the appropriate strategy that Hisense Europe has developed to improve the sustainability of its business models.Reducing environmental impact with sustainable products To minimize its carbon footprint, a company must address all stages of production, including energy consumption during manufacturing, materials used in products and their useful life, as well as packaging and transportation processes. Hisense Europe has made significant progress in these areas over the last 5 years, with a 38% reduction in water consumption and a 24% reduction in electricity. In addition, Hisense and Gorenje appliances made in Europe are made with eco-friendly and degradable materials, and undergo rigorous testing to increase their longevity. An important aspect to take into account is also the availability of spare parts and the ease of maintenance of the products. Towards greater social responsibility The EcoVadis sustainability rating and evaluation process not only assesses the environmental performance of companies, but also the social and ethical. Hisense Europe, received a silver medal for its commitment to promoting ethical business practices, such as creating equal opportunities for all and establishing a culture of knowledge sharing. Investing in the personal and professional growth of employees is one of the key priorities. In 2021, Hisense Europe provided more than 136,000 hours of training, which is equivalent to an average of 20 hours per employee. In addition, the company seeks to promote a healthy work-life balance and an active lifestyle. Ambitious goals for the future Receiving the EcoVadis medal shows that Hisense Europe is taking a step in the right direction to make its products and operations more as sustainable as possible. "Sustainability is at the core of our values, and we will continue to work hard to minimize our environmental impact and promote social responsibility. This certification is a great achievement, and we are proud to be part of the EcoVadis community," said Hanson Han, CEO of Hisense Europe.Tomaž Korošec, member of the board of directors, states: "We have a long history of caring for the environment that goes back more than thirty years. Our efforts in this field have been widely recognized by international experts. Our investments in renewable energy, attention to the durability and efficiency of our products, and the application of circular economy principles have proven to be an effective approach.It is an honor to receive the EcoVadis silver medal as it reaffirms our belief that renewable energy companies committed to social and environmental responsibility are the ones that can achieve lasting success". From Hisens e Europe, with its Hisense and Gorenje brands, will continue to work for sustainability and ethical business practices, always striving to improve and have a positive impact on society and the environment.

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