For ASSA ABLOY sustainability is an integral part of product innovation. Every attempt is made to ensure that newly designed products are as energy efficient as possible. The intention is to develop new product concepts that solve customer problems and create customer value, based on sustainable solutions and processes.
ASSA ABLOY is committed to getting it right the first time – at the moment of conception. It is better and more efficient to design new sustainable products than it is to reduce the environmental impact of existing, less sustainable, products.
Sustainable products and processes are inherently more efficient in their use of resources. ASSA ABLOY can reduce costs and create value both for the Group itself as well as its customers by making sustainability an integral part of the product innovation process.
ASSA ABLOY’s dedication is to maintain efficient sustainable processes that minimize the waste of energy, time and costs.
The sustainable innovation process
The building industry accounts for about 40 percent of global energy consumption. There has been an increased focus on sustainability in the building industry over the past couple of years. More customers require products that have a minimal environmental impact. An increasing number of buildings are becoming sustainability-certified and environmental product declarations (EPDs) are required for construction products.
A product’s environmental impact can vary greatly depending on the type of application that it is used in. Therefore ASSA ABLOY considers the entire life cycle of products in the innovation process. The Group tries to find creative ways to apply engineering expertise in areas where the greatest improvements can be achieved.