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Sustainability
Environment & Climate


Reducing our environmental footprint, boosting energy efficiency, and reaching ambitious carbon reduction targets are our priorities as we rise towards a sustainable future.

What we do

As a responsible company, we have set ambitious carbon reduction targets. We were able to increase the share of green electricity by more than 45% during the last year, significantly reduced our Scope 1 and 2 emissions over the last two years, and track progress with our robust environmental management system.

Climate Protection

We aim to reduce our carbon emissions across the entire value chain. Our vehicle fleet of more than 16,000 vehicles has the largest impact on our emissions. We are therefore concentrating our efforts on reducing our carbon footprint by reducing the mileage covered by our technicians and successively switching our fleet to hybrid and pure electric vehicles.

  • We were recognized in the acclaimed A-List of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for a second consecutive year. The report can be found here.
  • We reduced our direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from energy purchases (Scope 2) by almost 20% by the end of fiscal year 2020/21 (base year 2018/19).

Energy Efficiency

The main focus of our energy management is the use of green energy and boosting our energy efficiency measures. Ten of our manufacturing facilities in China, India, Brazil, the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany are already using 100% renewable electricity.

  • We increased the share of renewable electricity by more than 45% in the fiscal year 2020/2021.
  • TK Elevator has joined the global RE100 initiative and committed itself to only use renewable electricity across its global operations by 2030.

Environmental Management

80% of our manufacturing sites were ISO 14001-certified and over 53% have obtained ISO 50001 certification.

  • All our sites collect energy and water consumption as well as waste data on a regular basis.
  • We focus on waste reduction and aim to achieve zero landfill waste in our manufacturing facilities.
  • We promote recycling waste and the reuse of packaging materials thereby contributing towards a circular economy.
  • Our Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC) in Atlanta (Georgia), U.S., our manufacturing facility in Middleton (Tennessee), U.S., and our offices in Zhongshan (China) are LEED (“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”) Gold certified. Our elevator manufacturing site in Zhongshan (China) has been awarded LEED Silver certification.

Our Commitments

  • We will use 100% renewable electricity across global operations by 2030.
  • We aim to reduce the emissions from our operations (Scopes 1 and 2) to keep global warming to 1.5°C as targeted by the Paris Agreement, and the emissions from our value chain (Scope 3) in line with the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals.
  • We aim to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050, at the latest.