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Our environmental achievements

ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS

Listed 43rd in Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking as the only elevator and escalator company

LEADER IN CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE

Leadership score of A- on CDP’s 2018 list and in the Supplier Engagement Leader Board with the best possible A grade

BEST-IN-CLASS ENERGY EFFICIENCY

14 elevator models and 3 escalator models with best possible ISO 25745 energy efficiency classifications

Our approach

For KONE, environmental responsibility is a combination of offering our customers innovative and eco-efficient solutions and reducing the environmental impacts of our operations.

KONE’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Our Environmental Excellence program supports the ongoing green transformation of the build environment into smart eco-cities, low-carbon communities, and net zero energy buildings.

TRUSTED PARTNER FOR GREEN BUILDING

We help our customers obtain green building certifications, such as LEED and BREEAM, with best-in-class energy efficient solutions

REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We aim to further reduce the environmental impact of our operations, particularly with regard to our operational carbon footprint as well as energy, material and water efficiency.

SUPPORTING GREEN BUILDING DESIGN

Calculating our products’ energy use and enabling green building construction. We publish the environmental impact of KONE products and contribute to developing global energy management standards.

ECO-EFFICIENT INSTALLATION

Considering the environment when installing new equipment. Our well planned and efficient installation processes minimize the adverse environmental impacts of installation work, and our systems ensure we reduce our chemical use and handle waste efficiently on site.

EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE PROCESSES

Using smart technologies and a green vehicle fleet to minimize emissions and maximize efficiency. Remote monitoring solutions reduce unnecessary technician callouts. By carrying optimized spare part stocks in our vehicles we reduce warehouse visits, further decreasing emissions.

ECO-EFFICIENCY THROUGH MODERNIZATION

Applying a range of solutions to make the biggest difference with the lowest possible environmental impact. Our modernization solutions range from retrofitting LED lights to a completely new elevator with energy regeneration technology.

REDUCING OPERATIONAL CARBON FOOTPRINT

KONE has been measuring its operational carbon footprint since 2008, and our objective is to reduce our carbon footprint relative to net sales by 3% annually.

SEAMLESS AND ECO-EFFICIENT MATERIAL FLOW

Logistics operations account for over 50% of KONE’s carbon footprint. We use distribution models that take eco-efficiency into account and pay special attention to reducing the impact of transportation through route and shipment optimization, as well as through careful analysis of alternative transportation models.

ECO-SAFE VEHICLE FLEET

With a total size of almost 17,000 vehicles, our car fleet accounts for more than one third of KONE’s carbon footprint. We continuously search for new and innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our vehicle fleet, for example by fuel efficiency, improving driving performance, piloting electric vehicles and alternative mobility solutions.

ENERGY SAVINGS AT FACILITIES

KONE operates in over 1,000 facilities globally, including office spaces and installation and service operation hubs. Our goal is to reduce the facility-related carbon footprint by 15% by 2022 compared to 2017 and increase the share of green electricity to a minimum of 50% of all electricity consumption by 2021.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

At KONE, our contribution to a circular economy starts with our focus on reducing the materials, energy and other resources used in our solutions and operations. By providing customers with reliable and energy-efficient equipment that has a lifetime of over 25 years, KONE has an important role in keeping resources in valuable use for as long as possible.

Read more from our Sustainability Report (in English)