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Editor’s comment: All change please

World leaders recently gathered in Glasgow for the COP26 Summit to agree on a path forward for tackling global warming. Some said it was our last chance to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and a whole raft of commitments emerged following two weeks of discussions and decisions.

The Glasgow Climate Pact was the centrepiece of the event, setting out plans for countries to cut emissions further and faster in the next decade – keeping warming well below two and closer to 1.5 degrees.

There is no denying that COP26 was an extremely important opportunity for governments and leaders to discuss cleaner and greener ways of working in the near future. But they are certainly not the only ones who can make a difference. For many years now, manufacturers across all industries have been adapting their practices and developing new technologies in recognition of the need for change.

One brand that is helping to lead consumers towards a more sustainable future is Electrolux – a global company that has dedicated ambitions to reduce its environmental impact and help towards fighting climate change. Its new sustainability framework, For the Better 2030, will help ensure it remains at the forefront of developments throughout the next decade and beyond.

In this month’s issue of ERT you can read my exclusive interview with Luke Harding, General Manager of Electrolux UK and Ireland, who talks about changes in the use of appliances – and the technology within them as well – as one of the biggest ways consumers can contribute towards a greener planet, while also saving themselves money in energy and water bills. Appliances nowadays are nudging consumers to opt for lower, more eco-friendly temperatures with the confidence that they’ll still get impressive cleaning results.

“Sometimes consumers see sustainability as a bit of a sacrifice,” Luke told me, “but today’s technology is really making it easier; it’s a win for the planet and a win for the consumer.”

You can read my interview with Luke Harding on page 18 this month. And there’s also a piece from AMDEA’s Paul Hide on page 12 all about the appliance industry achieving net zero!

In other news, as I’m sure you already know, the ERT Turning Point Live! Conference and ERT Awards will return next week!

Taking place at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Monday 6 December, it will be a jam-packed day of stimulating and invaluable presentations and discussions at Turning Point Live! in the morning – followed by the prestigious and unmissable ERT Awards in the afternoon!

I cannot wait for friends and colleagues to come together again to celebrate the industry’s finest! It’s so important after recent difficult times that we take a moment to focus on the positive and reward everyone’s hard work.

Secure your place now: And we hope to see you there!

Jack Cheeseman – Editor –

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