Minimizing environmental impacts

More brainpower. Less environmental impact. This, in a nutshell, expresses Schindler's commitment to continuously improving the environmental impact of its products and processes.

Key sustainability performance indicators

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 relevancy 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 measuring tools to cover almost all consolidated companies of Schindler Group. Data quality today assures a margin of error of around 10%. With todays reporting scope we align with the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

> Latest Sustainability Report [PDF, 707 kB]
> Latest Sustainability Performance Summary [PDF, 44 kB]

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 2015, we increased our number of ISO 14001 certifications globally, with 78% of our production facilities now certified. By end-2014, two new production facilities came into operation – the elevator plant in Chakan (Pune), India, and the escalator factory in Jiading (Shanghai), China. Our goal is to have all our production facilities certified according to this internationally recognized environmental management system.

LEED & BREEAM certifications for our plants

The following sites have received globally accepted or country specific sustainability certifications:

  • LEED Silver certification for the escalator and elevator plant in Jiading, Shanghai
  • 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
  • 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)