ASSA ABLOY's sustainability initiatives made good progress in 2017.
ASSA ABLOY's sustainability initiatives made good progress in 2017. As per the report, a major innovation focus during 2017 has been on energy efficiency during use phase, this includes smart software algorithms for activation of functions in the products and databases for connected products. The Group also developed further tools and processes for the selection of material with reduced environmental impact.
The increased focus to health and safety has paid off and led to a decrease of the injury rate by 20%. The Group’s total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 6,2 % during 2017 driven by new production technologies and efficiency improvements. The water intensity has decreased by 12 % during the year. The number of entities covered by ISO 14001 or other certifiable environmental management systems increased from 124 to 131, which means that the system covers 79 % of employees in the group’s factories.
By the end of 2017 the Group had 276 Environmental Product Declarations verified and published. The Business Partner Code of Conduct roll out continued and is now available in 20 languages.
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