We open the doors wide to a low carbon and circular economy


Our aim

Our aim is to develop innovative and resource efficient solutions for the circular economy and do our part to ensure a climate resilient future. We offer durable and energy efficient products that help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals.

Acting in line with climate science

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.

Transition towards a circular economy

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.

Consumer safe & environmentally friendly materials

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.

Material compliance

We support our customers with information to be compliant to European Material Compliance regulations regarding Substances of Very High Concern - such as REACHRoHS and the EU Waste Framework Directive (via dossiers on the European Chemicals Agency’s SCIP database).

Sustainability Insights


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


Stephanie Ossenbach-Keller

Group Sustainability Officer

T: +41 44 818 92 06