We focus on those areas in which our actions can have the greatest impact. Our key sustainability performance indicators were selected for their ecological and economical relevance and are based on the «Sustainability Reporting Guidelines» of the GRI G4 (Global Reporting Initiative).
Our environmental impacts are caused by three main factors:
the energy consumption of our products
our service fleet
and our production facilities.
Scope & quality of environmental performance data
We use dedicated performance measurement tools to cover almost all consolidated companies of Schindler Group. Data quality today assures a margin of error of around 5%. With today's reporting scope we align with the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
ISO 14001 certification for most of the production facilities
We measure the environmental footprint of our production facilities in order to monitor reductions in energy consumption and waste. We also set targets to improve their footprint and we adhere to the ISO 14001 standard.
In 2017, 85% of our production facilities were certified according to ISO 14001. Our goal is to have all our production facilities certified according to this internationally recognized environmental management system in the future.
LEED & BREEAM certifications for our plants
The following sites have received globally accepted or country specific sustainability certifications:
LEED Gold certification for the Schindler City in Jiading, Shanghai, China (200m test tower, R&D center, training center, as well as China head offices)
LEED Silver certification for the escalator and elevator plant in Jiading, Shanghai, China
BREEAM ‘excellent’ certification for the elevator plant in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
LEED Gold certification for the elevator plant in Hanover, USA
IGBC Gold award for the elevator plant in Pune, India