"The company’s work with labor conditions, product energy efficiency and the extensive work of reducing the use of environmentally hazardous materials in its products differentiate it from its competitors."

Interview with Arne Lööw, Head of Corporate Governance at AP4.

"ASSA ABLOY continues to work with resource efficiency, both in how its products are manufactured and how they are used, as part of ongoing long-term efforts that have helped to reduce the company’s environmental impacts and improve profitability.The company’s work with labor conditions, product energy efficiency and the extensive work of reducing the use of environmentally hazardous materials in its products differentiate it from its competitors. ASSA ABLOY has worked with sustainability issues for many years and, as sustainability issues become even more important in the future, the company must maintain its leading position and the strong brand it has established.

Sustainability presentations for investors are appreciated and is something that ASSA ABLOY should continue with. However, I would like to see reporting per region and/or division. Human rights is another important area which ASSA ABLOY should improve, particularly as manufacturing takes place in high-risk countries. ASSA ABLOY should also continue to improve transparency, for example by reporting on why certain objectives have not been met and how the company is working to improve.”