Manufacturing & Suppliers Overall the Group's environmental performance improved during 2016 and the investments and new suppliers will be included in the audit program to secure the supply chain integrity. Energy consumption, carbon emissions and water consumption are the most significant contributors to ASSA ABLOY’s environmental impact. Several initiatives have been introduced across the Group during 2016 to address these issues and manage the company's expansion while reducing the impact. ASSA ABLOY will also continue to grow on new markets. As a result of for example acquisitions, new suppliers need to be included in the audit program. It becomes increasingly important to ensure a consistent approach for securing supply chain integrity.