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 target is to reduce the absolute Scope 1+2 greenhouse gas emissions by 42% until 2030. This would mean avoiding annual emissions of 43,366 tCO2e. To achieve this, we have set Must-Have initiatives along six levers (energy efficiency initiatives, on-site production of solar power, purchase of green energy, electrifying our fleet, improving vehicle fuel economy and reducing heating fuels). Learn more about our climate transition plan here.
In line with our SBTi target for scope 3 emissions, 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
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 life cycle of every place that matters.
About 80% of the environmental impact of a product is predetermined in the design phase. Therefore, it is key to integrate sustainability criteria already during the design phase of product developments. During the financial year 2022/23 we achieved our target to cover all new product developments and optimizations with our circularity approach by launching a mandatory EcoDesign Specification Template.
We have developed product sustainability brochures to help meet rising interest in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) as part of the tendering process. The EPD information can be highlighted in a one-pager factsheet for each product. These are compiled in our product sustainability brochures. By making things simple, we will be able to accelerate sustainable building business for our customers and pave the way to global sustainable development. Please have a look at the brochures here:
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.
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).
Sustainable door and access solutions to improve the energy balance of buildings
dormakaba powers its manufacturing facility in India with solar
Successful emissions test for Variflex 100
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.