Access solutions company ASSA ABLOY announced today the launch of a new sustainability program, with 2025 targets encompassing environmental, social, and supply chain goals. The company announced the new initiatives with the release of its Sustainability Report 2020, highlighting the completion of its 2015-2020 sustainability program.

In its own operations, ASSA ABLOY’s new 2025 sustainability targets (targets are on a 2019 base) include 25% reductions in carbon footprint, energy intensity and hazardous waste intensity, as well as a 50% reduction in organic solvents intensity. In addition, the company is targeting to have 100% of sites ISO 14001 certified.

Supply management goals include having 95% of spend in identified risk countries from sustainability audited suppliers, and 95% of direct and indirect material spend covered by the company’s Business Partner Code of Conduct.

ASSA ABLOY is also targeting reductions of 33% in injury rate and injury lost day rate, and has set a gender diversity goal to have 30% female representation in management positions.

In addition to its 2025 targets, ASSA ABLOY has longer term sustainability goals in place, including commitments to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

Nico Delvaux, President and CEO ASSA ABLOY, said:

“Sustainability is vital to economic and industrial development and it is a strategic priority for ASSA ABLOY. Overall, I am proud of the progress we have made in sustainability, against our targets to 2020. Though we still have a lot to do, we are on a journey, and our new ambitious targets to 2025 and long-term climate commitment to halve our emissions by 2030 and be net-zero by 2050 will be our roadmap. This demonstrates our willingness to lead our industry to a more sustainable future, and will further improve our competitiveness with more sustainable products, solutions and operations.”

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