Sustainability across the value chain ASSA ABLOY is improving its value chain efficiency through reduction of production costs in areas such as optimization of product components and reduction of waste at every stage of the product lifecycle. Innovation New products are evaluated from a life cycle perspective. Many recently developed products save energy as a result of improved insulation and intelligent control of various door opening solutions. Sourcing The Group’s suppliers in risk areas are evaluated from a sustainability perspective. Suppliers failing to comply with the Group’s requirements are requested to make improvements or will otherwise be phased out. Manufacturing The manufacture of the Group’s products should be carried out safely and with minimal environmental impact. Hazardous processes are gradually being phased out and replaced by eco-friendly alternatives. Market Presence ASSA ABLOY respects the laws and regulations governing business ethics in the countries in which it operates, and requires all partners to act in the same way. Customers ASSA ABLOY’s ambition is to supply high-quality products that fulfil customer needs, have a long service life and are manufactured with minimal resource consumption and environmental impact over their life cycle.