Vision & strategy

ASSA ABLOY is a world leader in access solutions. The Group has achieved this by utilizing the strengths of its portfolio, by increasing growth in its core business, and by successful expansion into new markets and segments. Sustainability parameters are increasingly becoming a part of identifying and managing business opportunities and fully exploiting the brand portfolio across diverse segments.

The Group's vision is to be the leader in providing innovative access solutions that help people feel safe and secure so that they can experience a more open world.

Sustainability is a driver throughout  the value chain

The Group has three strategic directions that form the basis for ASSA ABLOY’s business and sustainability priorities:

  1. World-leading market presence
  2. Product leadership
  3. Cost efficiency

Sustainability supports strategy and vision

ASSA ABLOY works to continuously strengthen sustainability within its operations. The sustainability work supports the Group’s vision and strategic priorities. by, for example:

  1. Helping to identify and manage business opportunities, as well as exploit the brand portfolio across diverse segments
  2. Building a strong brand and a good reputation, which facilitate expansion into new markets

ASSA ABLOY’s sustainability agenda articulates ASSA ABLOY’s priorities and runs until 2020. 

The priorities  to reduce the Group’s environmental impact clearly support and inherently contribute to the strategy on market leadership and cost efficiency. The results of acting to fulfill priorities will reduce manufacturing costs in both the short and long term. They will reduce ASSA ABLOY’s exposure to new regulations and support continued expansion.

Value chain efficiency

ASSA ABLOY cuts production costs and improves sustainability by focusing on value chain efficiency. This is done, for example, by applying the reduce-reuse-recycle principle from the conception phase and onwards in the value chain.

ASSA ABLOY also works to improve value chain efficiency by exploring new ways of reducing production materials, optimizing product components as well as streamlining production and transport methods.

In keeping with the Group’s long-term risk-management strategy, sustainability is an integral part of the approach to value-chain management.