Schindler provides the vertical and horizontal mobility solutions that shape the ever-expanding urban world. And we have a duty of care to passengers and over 64,000 employees worldwide. We take this responsibility very seriously, and enforce this commitment without compromise across the whole value chain, contributing to well-functioning and environmentally friendly cities.
Sustainability reflects a dual commitment for the Schindler Group: first, we want to fulfill our vision of leadership in urban mobility systems and services. At the same time, being a responsible citizen, we strive to minimize our use of natural resources, optimize the recycling of materials, invest in people, and ultimately contribute to society.
For Schindler, sustainability is a long-term mission. We are committed to fulfilling that mission on behalf of all our stakeholders. We have launched our new sustainability strategy, which is structured around six priorities: safety, diversity, community, smart urban mobility, climate and energy, and supply chain.
Safety is a continuous effort. We build on our behavior-based safety initiatives to promote risk awareness and foster a comprehensive safety culture.
As a global company, we engage with diversity in all its forms. Gender diversity was identified as an immediate goal and we intend to broaden the scope of our initiatives in the future.
Our community efforts consist of expanding our vocational training program across the globe, support education for employees and their families as well as employee volunteering initiatives.
To make cities a better place to live, we integrate new digital technologies and optimize traffic and people movement across the globe.
We contribute to global efforts to preserve the environment by investing in environmentally-friendly offices and production sites as well as by reducing CO2 emissions from our service fleet.
The goal of our supply chain assessment process is to ensure the compliance of our key suppliers with globally recognized ethical standards.
Sustainability is about values. Over 144 years of history, Schindler has grown around the world being recognized as a responsible corporate citizen. We firmly intend to continue evolving along this path.