Performance 2016

ASSA ABLOY works on reducing its water consumption in order to lower environmental impact, increasing operating efficiency and cut operating costs. During 2016, the water withdrawal decreased by 20.5 percent and the water intensity decreased by 24.3 percent for comparable units as a result of improvement activities and changed production mix in China.

The 20 largest entities in terms of water consumption, located mainly in China and the US, account for more than 70 percent of the Group’s total water consumption. 

In 2016, the Group improved its recirculation of water and the same technology used is expected to be further deployed during the coming years. The Group is working intensively to find more efficient alternatives.