We collaborate to promote sustainable development beyond our own doors


Our aim

Our aim is to lead by example and engage with our partners to drive more eco-friendly practices and support the protection of human rights. Through our secure access solutions, we also contribute to people’s health and safety. And we work with partners to raise awareness on safe operating practices of our products.

Engaging with our suppliers

Being an international company, we believe that it is our obligation to promote responsible business practices beyond our own operations. Together with our approximately 21,000 suppliers and trading partners, we have a responsibility to ensure the well-being of the people and communities we procure from. The dormakaba Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) outlines our requirements with regard to human rights, fair working conditions, environmental responsibility and business ethics, among others. 

To monitor our suppliers’ sustainability performance, dormakaba periodically runs on-site audits and off-site assessments for suppliers considered high-risk. This group makes up around 10% of our supplier base. Since the launch of our collaboration with EcoVadis, 18.7% of the high-risk suppliers have been assessed, as part of our Supplier Engagement Program.


Our commitment to respect human rights

We support and respect human rights for all people as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the dormakaba Statement of Commitment on Human Rights. Our commitment to respect human rights extends to all individuals throughout the value chain, and we use the relationships with co-manufacturers, independent suppliers, and other business partners to encourage and promote the principles of the Statement of Commitment on Human Rights throughout our network. 

We are fully committed to upholding the principles of and adherence to international conventions, laws and our internal rules and regulations to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from all areas of life. The dormakaba Modern Slavery Statement sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our businesses.

United Nations Global Compact initiative

We are proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact initiative. This commits us, along with 10,000 other businesses around the world, to ten principles relating to human rights, fair employment conditions, the environment and corruption. dormakaba publishes its annual “Communication on Progress” on the UN Global Compact website. 

Customer Health & Safety

It is our aim to make access in all places that matters safe, seamless and sustainable. End-user health and safety is therefore an inherent part of our business plans and is fundamental to our sense of product responsibility. By identifying and minimizing all possible risks of our products we ensure the safety of our customers and end users. It is a core principle, that no dormakaba product can be released for production or installed in-field without the appropriate certification in hand.

Public buildings must meet high standards in terms of public health and safety, as well as for our built-in products and solutions. We meet these product and customer requirements with product certifications for internationally recognized standards such as from the European Standard (EN), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN). We pay particular attention to the DIN 18040 standards, which apply to barrier-free construction in public buildings. Furthermore, ISO 9001 processes ensure that quality management requirements are continuously monitored and improved.

Sustainability Insights


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


Stephanie Ossenbach-Keller

Group Sustainability Officer

T: +41 44 818 92 06