Building future cities through green transformation

KONE aims to be a leader in sustainability, and our Environmental Excellence program supports the ongoing transformation of the built environment into smart eco cities, low carbon communities, and net zero energy buildings. Green transformation can occur throughout the life cycle of buildings, from design and construction to maintenance, and modernization. 

KONE's environmental strategy is to provide safe, environmentally efficient and responsible high-performance solutions and services. We strive for continuous improvement in all of our business activities. In addition to complying with or exceeding applicable laws, rules and regulations, we work with our suppliers and customers to prevent or reduce business operations-related emissions and waste.

For KONE, environmental responsibility is a combination of offering our customers innovative and eco-efficient solutions and reducing the environmental impact of our own operations.

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Energy efficient solutions for greener buildings

KONE is a pioneer in developing eco-efficient solutions in the elevator and escalator industry.

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Systematically reducing the impact of our operations on the environment

In 2014, KONE's operational carbon footprint relative to net sales decreased by 1.8% compared to the previous year.

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The KONE MonoSpace® 500 is up to 90% more energy efficient than KONE elevators from the 1990s.

Next generation green buildings

Green buildings save resources and money while boosting health. Interest in green building certifications such as LEED, BREEAM contributes to the growing demand for eco-efficient solutions.

Our long-term environmental objectives:

  • Continue to develop the eco-efficiency of KONE solutions
  • Improve energy-efficiency of existing equipment through modernization
  • Further reduce the adverse environmental impact of KONE's operations