Sustainability Begins at the Hands of People

Sustainability is enabled by the people. At ASSA ABLOY, our employees are the driving force behind achieving all sustainable security solutions.

With unrelenting commitment, cooperation, and creativity, together we adopt an ‘environmental sustainable behavior’ that is integrated into all aspects of our business process.

We honor teamwork

ASSA ABLOY encompasses 48,500 employees, working in over 70 countries around the world. With every individual responsible for reducing their personal carbon footprints at work, we work together to create habits that will extend into communities and homes, and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Our human resources department strives to cultivate a dynamic and agile business environment that will push ASSA ABLOY to the fore. Thinking globally and acting locally, the Group harnesses a strong culture of local ownership and decentralized decision-making, while maintaining unified core purposes, values, and beliefs across the board.

 

Empowering employees from the core

With the values of empowerment, innovation, and integrity in mind, our team aims to encourage ethical behavior in the workplace, increase diversity, maintain gender balance, improve talent management, and promote employee engagement. The 2018 Group-wide Employee Survey reeled in an 87% response rate and overall positive results.

The survey highlighted some key strengths of ASSA ABLOY’s workforce, including an immovable sense of employee empowerment, a well-functioning health and safety work environment, and a strong customer focus.

Implementing our values into our work

Saint-Gobain, a French company self-regarded as “the reference in sustainable habitat”, partnered with ASSA ABLOY for the construction of their North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

ASSA ABLOY provided 6 distinct access solutions for the building, each having attained an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), helping Saint-Gobain earn the Leed 2009 Platinum Certification for its use of sustainable products.

With a desire to improve sustainability comes a natural growth in business. Knowing the products that they use are not only smart and practical but have a positive impact on the environment, customers are delighted to support the work we put into implementing sustainability in every step of our operations.