UN Global Compact
ASSA ABLOY is a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2008. The affiliation with the UN Global Compact means that we support and commit ourselves to actively promoting and respecting the 10 principles on human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption in our operations and in relation to external stakeholders.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN SDGs were launched in 2015, defining the global agenda for change in 17 overarching goals for a more sustainable society. Companies can play a role in contributing to progress, and much of ASSA ABLOY’s sustainability work is aligned with the objectives of the SDGs. Looking at ASSA ABLOY’s offering and operations, there are six goals in particular that highlight the value ASSA ABLOY strives to bring, and the responsibility the company takes. 

Goal 6/17: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 8/17: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9/17: Industry, innovation and  infrastucture
Goal 11/17: Sustainable cities and communties
Goal 12/17: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 19/17: Climate Action 


ASSA ABLOY applies the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines in the Group’s external sustainability reporting since 2007.

Environmental management systems

The Group's goal is for all units with significant environmental impact to have an environmental manamgent system to company with ISO 14001.

  20121 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ISO 14001 71 75 85 98 110 115


29 26 26 23 14 16
Total 100 101 111 121



1From 2012 sales companies are included in the reporting of environmental management systems. A part of the change is related to increased number of certified entities as well as closing of units in the restructuring program.

2The total number of entities covered by ISO 14001 and other certifiable management systems amounted to 134, including units acquired during the year