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Daily press, 2021-12-07, 09:30 AM

TK Elevator again tops CDP climate ranking

  • Global non-profit organization CDP awards TK Elevator top grade “A” in climate ranking for the second time in a row
  • TK Elevator is one of only a few companies out of nearly 12,000 evaluated with a top rating

Düsseldorf, December 7, 2021 – Once again, TK Elevator has received an impressive score on climate protection from the rating organization CDP. For the second time in a row, the company was rated “A” in the world’s largest climate ranking.

“We are proud of our repeated top placing, and delighted that our focus on sustainable products and services and particularly our commitment and progress towards fewer CO2 emissions is being recognized in this way. With the development and implementation of innovative and resource-saving mobility solutions, TK Elevator is contributing to a sustainable future. The commitment to reducing our ecological footprint is firmly anchored in our corporate culture,” explains Peter Walker, CEO of TK Elevator.

TK Elevator has set itself ambitious sustainability targets: The company strives to become climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest and thus supports the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” initiative, which is based on the Paris Agreement goals. Today, a large proportion of the company’s own emissions are caused by its vehicle fleet. These will be significantly reduced by the conversion to electric and hybrid vehicles which is already underway as well as through digitally controlled route optimizations. Moreover, by 2030, electricity is to be used only from renewable sources. At the same time, innovative products and services such as energy-efficient elevators and escalators, the cloud-based digital platform MAX or the space-saving TWIN elevator system are helping to increase resource efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the value chain. Further details on TK Elevator´s sustainability performance are being featured in CDP´s “Stories of change”.

TK Elevator has been participating in the CDP reporting since becoming independent in 2020, providing relevant interest groups with transparent information about its climate protection strategy and measures to reduce CO2 emissions. CDP Climate Scores are awarded annually on a scale from “A” (best result) to “D”.


TK Elevator (formerly: thyssenkrupp Elevator)
With customers in over 100 countries served by 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €8 billion in the fiscal year 2019/2020. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive network that guarantees closeness to customers. Over the past decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent since its sale by thyssenkrupp AG in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business represented by over 24,000 service technicians. The product portfolio covers commodity elevators for residential and commercial buildings to cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for state-of-the-art skyscrapers. In addition, it also consists of escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based service solutions, such as the MAX platform, are gaining in importance. With these digital offerings, there are no limits to urban mobility anymore. TKE – move beyond.