Environmental management

We are committed to providing our customers with eco-efficient solutions and services while preventing and minimizing emissions. Our commitments concerning environmental responsibility can be found in our Code of Conduct and in our Environmental Policy, which outlines our principles for managing the environmental impact of Konecranes sites, products and services.

In addition to providing sustainable solutions to our customers, we also focus on energy efficiency of our own operations, for both service and manufacturing. Our target is to reduce our energy intensity (MWh/sales) by 25 percent during 2017-2025. This will be done by setting challenging targets for energy efficiency at our service and production sites. We have also signed voluntary agreements on energy efficiency. In 2019 energy intensity was reduced significantly by 16 % compared to 2017 baseline.?

In addition, we pay special attention to the use of efficient logistics and packaging, minimizing waste and reusing and recycling as much as possible. To continuously improve our performance, we have set a target of all our manufacturing sites being ISO 14001:2015 EMS certified by the end of 2020. Currently 72% of our factories have an ISO 14001 environmental management system in place that requires continuous development and the establishment of local annual targets.

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We assess environmental risks in greater detail as part of our environmental management system, where each of our units is responsible for evaluating, prioritizing and mitigating their risks on a local level. Environmental incidents and near-miss cases are reported through our global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) reporting tool, and the investigations of root causes and corrective actions are conducted accordingly. To help mitigate risks and drive ethical practices in our supply chains, we use our Supplier Code of Conduct as a supporting document emphasizing the corporate responsibility standards, we expect from third parties. Konecranes performs due diligence and background checks on suppliers and subcontractors before entering into business relationships. Opportunities that arise from the demand for low-carbon solutions are evaluated as part of our CR strategy review as well as the feedback from our Voice of Customer surveys and continuous stakeholder dialogue.

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