Sustainability top of the agenda

Sustainability is on the agenda within all divisions of ASSA ABLOY. Throughout the value chain - from sourcing the materials for building doors, to recycling them at the end of their life cycle - sustainability considerations drive everything we do at ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems. We are committed to a sustainable approach and during 2019 the journey towards a more sustainable way of life and living continues.

Sustainability report 2018 released

The recent sustainability report describes ASSA ABLOY Group’s sustainability initiatives and performance in 2018 and addresses issues that the Group has identified as the most important. Overall our sustainability initiatives made good progress in 2018, and below is the year highlights. 

  • The Group’s materiality analysis was updated during the year with input from employees, customers, and suppliers. The result confirms that the Group is working with the right priorities.
  • The increased focus on Health and Safety has paid off and led to a decrease of the injury rate by 11 percent.
  • The water intensity has decreased by 10 percent during the year.
  • Energy intensity has decreased by 5 percent during the year.
  • By the end of 2018, the Group had 332 Environmental Product Declarations verified and published.
  • The Group carried out 1,055 sustainability audits of suppliers in low-cost countries.
  • The Code of Conduct was updated with the Group’s global Data protection compliance program. The Code of Conduct will be rolled out in 28 languages.

Read the full sustainability report or learn more about how sustainability is a driver throughout ASSA ABLOY's value chain

 

Automatic doors can improve sustainability and save energy 

Did you know that building sector accounts for 39% of the world's carbon emissions, according to the World Green Building Council's Global Status Report from 2017. Just to put it into perspective, that is nearly double the amount of CO² produced by the transport sector (22%).

This is not surprising when you know a little about how heating and cooling systems work. In fact, every time the climate is disturbed by external weather, systems that control indoor climate must work overtime to correct it. But there is good news to the story. We have found a way to improve this by the help of automatic doors. Because when a door saves energy, the whole building saves energy – which is a fact that is often overlooked.

Find out more about how automatic doors improve sustainability