Our approach to shaping a sustainable future

Our commitment

We are committed to fostering a sustainable development along our entire value chain in line with our economic, environmental and social responsibilities toward current and future generations. We seek an open, transparent dialogue with all stakeholders to define strategies and actions based on clear targets and continuous improvement, and we actively report on our progress.

Our sustainability framework

We are aware of the most urgent global challenges, as well our customers’ increasing demand for more sustainable products for every place that matters. To respond to the needs and expectations of our society and customers, we put sustainability at the core of our vision, which underlines our long-term commitment to shaping a more sustainable industry and future.

In our new sustainability framework we focus on three Pillars: People, Planet and Partnerships. We are ready and determined to take action for a low carbon and circular economy, to empower our people so that they can unlock their full potential, and to collaborate with others in our value chain to promote sustainable development.

Sustainability strategic framework

Explore our sustainability strategic framework and targets

Decade of Action

Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

By addressing our material topics, we can make a substantial contribution to 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Pillars


We empower our people so that they can unlock their full potential. Our main focus is on: Fair Employment, Training & Education, Diversity & Inclusion, Occupational Health & Safety.


We open the doors wide to a low carbon and circular economy. Our main focus is on: Energy & Emissions, Circular Economy & Materials, Environmental Compliance


We collaborate to promote sustainable development beyond our own doors. Our main focus is on: Supplier Sustainable Development, Human Rights, Customer Health & Safety


We create transparency about our sustainability performance and publish a Sustainability Report annually, outlining the our sustainability commitments, strategic approach and progress. The annual report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards (Core).

UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

We are a member of the United Nations Global Compact and publish our annual “Communication on Progress” on the United Nations Global Compact website.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

We report to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) annually to demonstrate our commitment to pro-active energy management and reduction of carbon emissions. In our latest submission, we achieved an A- score, which was higher than the industry average.

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

At dormakaba we are committed to upholding the principles of and adherence to international conventions, laws and our internal rules and regulations that intend to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from all areas of life as stated in our Modern Slavery Statement.

External acknowledgments & memberships

Document library

dormakaba Statement of Commitment on Human Rights
UN Global Compact – Communication on Progress (COP) 2021/22


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For any inquiries regarding sustainability at dormakaba, please contact us.


Stephanie Ossenbach-Keller

Group Sustainability Officer

T: +41 44 818 92 06