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Our environmental achievements

ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS

Listed 32nd in Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking as the only elevator and escalator company

LEADER IN CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE

Achieved a place on CDP's prestigious A List for Climate Change as the only elevator and escalator company

BEST-IN-CLASS ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Between 2008 and 2016, we reduced our energy use carbon footprint relative to orders received by over 60%.

Read more from our Sustainability Report

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.

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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.

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SOLUTIONS FOR GREENER BUILDINGS

KONE's current volume elevator, which is up to 90% more energy efficient compared to KONE elevators from the 1990's, as well as our other energy efficient solutions, make us a pioneer in eco-efficiency.

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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.

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TRUSTED PARTNER FOR GREEN BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

We use healthy materials, help to reduce on-site energy consumption and the carbon footprint of buildings. We publish the environmental impact of KONE products and contribute to developing global energy management standards.

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ECO-EFFICIENT INSTALLATION

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

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EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE PROCESSES

Using smart technologies and a green vehicle fleet to minimise emissions and maximise efficiency. Unnecessary technical callouts are reduced by remote monitoring solutions and by KONE 24/7 Connected Services, which uses IoT platforms data and analytics to bring intelligent services to elevators and escalators. By carrying optimised spare part stocks in our vehicles, we reduce warehouse visits, further decreasing emissions.

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ECO-EFFICIENCY THROUGH MODERNISATION

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

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LOGISTICS BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR

Logistics operations were the major source of greenhouse gas emissions in KONE’s absolute carbon footprint, accounting for 148 ktCO2e in 2015 (2014: 138). We only use distribution models that take eco-efficiency into account, and we pay special attention to reducing the impact of transportation through route and shipment optimisation, as well as through careful analysis of alternative transportation models.

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VEHICLE FLEET

Of KONE’s operational greenhouse gases in 2015, 29% was emitted by our global vehicle fleet, making it the second biggest contributor in terms of our greenhouse gas emissions. We continuously search for new and innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our vehicle fleet, for example by paying attention to fuel efficiency, piloting electric vehicles, and monitoring driver performance.

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ENERGY SAVINGS AT FACILITIES

KONE has over 1,000 facilities globally, including office spaces and installation and service operation hubs. Our Global Facility Policy aims at developing fit-for-purpose facilities and eco-efficient operations. Our goal is to reduce facility-related carbon footprint, and we are constantly looking for ways to further improve space efficiency, optimise energy usage, increase the share of green electricity, and reduce waste and improve recycling, among many.

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