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Our approach

For KONE, environmental responsibility is a combination of offering our customers innovative and eco-efficient solutions and reducing the environmental impacts of our operations.

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KONE’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Our Environmental Excellence program supports the ongoing green transformation of the build environment into smart eco-cities, low-carbon communities, and net zero energy buildings.

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TRUSTED PARTNER FOR GREEN BUILDING

We help our customers obtain green building certifications, such as LEED and BREEAM, with best-in-class energy efficient solutions as well as healthy and sustainable materials.

Read more about LEED
Read more about BREEAM

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CLIMATE PLEDGE TO REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

KONE has set ambitious science-based targets for significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pledged to have carbon neutral operations by 2030.

Our approach

For KONE, environmental responsibility is a combination of offering our customers innovative and eco-efficient solutions and reducing the environmental impacts of our operations.

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TRUSTED PARNTER FOR GREEN BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

We use healthy materials, help to reduce on-site energy consumption and the carbon footprint of buildings. We publish the environmental impact of KONE products and contribute to developing global energy management standards.

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ECO-EFFICIENT INSTALLATION

Considering the environment when installing new equipment. Our well planned and efficient installation processes minimise the adverse environmental impacts of installation work, and our systems ensure we reduce our chemical use and handle waste efficiently on site.

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EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE PROCESSES

Using smart technologies and a green vehicle fleet to minimise emissions and maximise efficiency. Unnecessary technical callouts are reduced by remote monitoring solutions and by KONE 24/7 Connected Services, which uses the IBM Watson IoT platform and other advanced technologies to bring intelligent services to elevators and escalators. By carrying optimised spare part stocks in our vehicles we reduce warehouse visits, further decreasing emissions.

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ECO-EFFICIENCY THROUGH MODERNISATION

Applying a range of solutions to make the biggest difference with the lowest possible environmental impact. Our modernisation solutions range from retrofitting LED lights to a completely new lift with energy regeneration technology.

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REDUCING OPERATIONAL CARBON FOOTPRINT

Our vehicle fleet of 18,000 cars accounts for ca. 75 % of our emissions from our own operations. The key to reaching carbon neutrality is our program for transitioning to a low emission vehicle fleet.

Additionally, we are reducing our electricity consumption in our ca. 1000 facilities. Our target is to increase the share of green electricity globally to 100% by 2030.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

At KONE, our contribution to a circular economy starts with our focus on reducing the materials, energy and other resources used in our solutions and operations. By providing customers with reliable and energy-efficient equipment that has a lifetime of over 25 years, KONE has an important role in keeping resources in valuable use for as long as possible.

Read more from our Sustainability Report

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