Every business, government and individual has a role to play in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We understand the risks posed by climate change, and we are demonstrating leadership in the transition to a low-carbon economy within the industry and beyond.
We are the first in the building industry to have validated targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our goal is to become carbon neutral by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions latest by 2050. To accomplish these, we work with global partners to increase operational energy efficiency, and on-site production of solar power. Furthermore, we purchase green energy, and continue electrifying our European fleet. We also take steps to reduce value chain emissions by purchasing more goods with higher recycled content and by improving the energy efficiency of our products. Lastly, we offer durable and energy efficient products that help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals.
Change is consistent in the world and only those that can transform, are able to succeed in the long-term. Innovation and sustainability need to go hand in hand to develop the products for the future.
Our aim is to accelerate circular solutions to continue to develop high-quality products that meet the needs of a sustainable built environment and to contribute to our customers’ own sustainability goals. Thereby, we enable our customers worldwide to sustainably create value throughout the lifecycle of every place that matters.
We contribute to greener buildings
We offer customers Environmental and Health Product Declarations, which outline the product’s impact on the environment and any potential negative health effects. These declarations help customers meet requirements for green building certification systems, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, German Sustainable Building Council) system. dormakaba has been a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) since 2007 and of the DGNB since 2009. Recycling content information required for LEED certification is available for some dormakaba products here. As part of our commitment to contributing to greener buildings, we became members of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) in 2010, which is our partner in verifying Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Choosing materials that are both consumer safe and environmentally friendly is a priority for us. When it comes to optimizing our choice of materials, we focus on complying with international material requirements, developing environment- and health-related product declarations and utilizing the life-cycle approach whenever possible.
The most commonly used non-renewable raw materials in our manufacturing processes include metals such as steel, brass, aluminum, nickel silver and zinc, as well as gypsum board, glass and plastics. Other important materials are wood, paper and cardboard which are made from renewable resources.
We support our customers with information to be compliant to European Material Compliance regulations regarding Substances of Very High Concern - such as REACH, RoHS and the EU Waste Framework Directive (via dossiers on the European Chemicals Agency’s SCIP database).
With architects we speak the common language when it comes to Sustainability
dormakaba is among the most climate-conscious companies in Switzerland
Circular Economy in Construction: Why training and exposure are key for transition
Creating more transparency along the whole life cycle of our products
Dorma Hüppe again FSC®-certified
dormakaba renews CHF 525 million syndicated loan
Emissions test of partition systems with excellent results
Moving from energy consumer to energy producer
Gaining Green Stars: Benefits of Green Building Certifications
How “Sponge Cities” Can Mitigate the Climate Change Risks
The Challenges and Rewards of Net-Zero Energy Construction
dormakaba signs UN-backed “Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better” statement
Why Your Building’s Life Cycle Assessment Matters
Skyfold® movable walls are now EPD verified
For any inquiries regarding sustainability at dormakaba, please contact us.