Environmental targets and performance

ASSA ABLOY has been working for several years to reduce its environmental impact and manage challenges. Environmental targets enable performance assessment. Most of the environmental KPIs have improved.

Sustainability database for measuring performance

ASSA ABLOY uses its Sustainability Reporting System to measure performance within the environmental focus areas: energy, carbon emissions and waste and water. All companies in the Group with 10 employees or more  report their performance every quarter.

The Sustainability Database is a tool for comparing companies within the Group producing similar types of products in order to identify best practices and areas of improvement.

Targets and performance 2015

ASSA ABLOY has been working for several years to reduce its environmental impact and manage challenges. Environmental targets enable performance assessment. Most of the environmental KPIs have improved. The greatest progress has been achieved regarding  phasing out chlorinated organic solvents and reducing hazardous waste. 

The targets set for 2010–2015 have been successfully fulfilled.

Energy consumption

       

Targets 2015

Actions 2014

Achievement 2014

Progress

Reduce energy
intensity by 15% compared to 2010.
Energy consumption per unit is mapped and monitored

Entities have adopted equipment for more intelligent energy-consumption control.

The Sustainability database has been developed and now includes climate data per geographical site.

ASSA ABLOY has consolidated its manufacturing footprint by streamlining and specializing certain production processes. This allows the production facilities to work at full capacity while supporting efficient working practices and high standards of quality.
1) Improved energy efficiency and decreased energy intensity by 6.2 (3.5) percent for comparable units.

2) Machines, equipment and floor space were used more efficiently.

3) 50% of the energy consumption in large manufacturing units was related to factors independent of production volume e.g. heating, ventilation, lighting and office

Challenge:
The total energy consumption decreased by 5.7 percent as a result of improvement activities, organic growth and entities acquired during the year.

On track for delivering target

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions

       

Targets 2015

Actions 2014

Achievements 

Progress

Reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent compared to 2010. Efforts to cut energy consumption. New technologies to replace the chemicals with high global warming potential (GWP) have been tested with promising results. 1) Almost one tenth of the energy used came from renewable sources.

2) Total carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption for comparable units, with unchanged emissions factors,decreased by 6.3 percent since 2013.

Challenge: The Group’s carbon emissions increased by 1.0  percent, due to increased consumption of chemicals with high global warming potential. 

On track for delivering target

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Water

       

Targets 2015

Actions 2014

Achievement 2014

Progress

Decrease water/value added (m3/SEK M) by 15 percent. Technological innovation in the recirculation and reuse of water, which has resulted in a decrease in water intensity during the past years. 0.8 percent increase in purchased water

11.7 percent decrease in water from local wells

Reduced water consumption in the plating processes also means less water to heat, which in turn saves energy.

On track for delivering target

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Waste

       

Targets 2015

Actions 2014

Achievement 2014

Progress

Reduce hazardous waste/value added (kg/SEK M) with 15 percent. Reduced use of packaging materials.

Switched to less environmentally damaging packaging materials.

Introduced reusable/recyclable containers.

Electronic orders and integrating information flows between systems means less printed documents.

Various metals are sorted by type to assist in the recycling of their content.

Cutting oil is extensively filtered and cleaned so that it can be reused in manufacturing.

Certified companies appropriately dispose of any hazardous waste that cannot be reused.
More than 78 percent of waste in the manufacturing and sales companies was recycled in 2014 (out of 68,329 tons of waste)

The intensity value for hazardous waste increased by 4.4 (-23) percent for comparable units. The corresponding accumulated reduction since 2010 is 55 percent.

Meeting target

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Hazardous chemicals in production

       

Targets 2015

Actions 2014

Achievement 2014

Progress

Reduce consumption of chlorinated organic solvents (PER and TRI) (tonnes) by 75 percent.

Investments in new cleaning technologies.

initiated a gradual phase out of Perchloroethylene (PER) and trichloroethylene (TRI) in production.

Improved reporting practices with greater scope and tracking

Total consumption of chlorinated organic solvents was reduced by 88 (28) percent compared to 2013.

Completed the conversion of three surface treatment processes to less harmful processes.

A reduction of the number of sites using Perchloroethylene PER.


Meeting target

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