Responsibility is central to the way we do business: it governs the way we work and deliver value. Building on foundations laid over five generations, we're dedicated to healthy growth that benefits our shareholders as much as our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we're active.
For us, at Schindler, being a responsible company is more than just striving to minimise the use of natural resources. We also enable sustainable, smart urban mobility, while committing to a sustainable supply chain for all our products and drive innovation for green building management.
Being responsible also means that we empower an inclusive work environment in which a workforce as diverse as our customers and passengers can thrive. And we are proud of the value we create in the communities we are part of, for instance by helping develop young talent through education and training, and by fostering lifelong learning for our technicians.
We have set a Sustainability Roadmap for 2022 which is driven by the Board of Directors. It establishes a clear framework for action on six strategic priorities to generate the greatest possible impact.
Our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) priorities were identified through consultations with the Group Executive Committee and a selection of senior managers across our organisation. A panel of independent experts added their insights to ensure our roadmap is focused on areas where we can make the biggest contribution.
Every day, we move more than 1.5 billion passengers, who rely on our products to get around – that means the safety and reliability of our products are critical.
We pioneer smart mobility with our ideas and solutions, keeping an ever-growing urban world easily accessible and making each trip safe and efficient.
We are committed to increase sustainability and environmental awareness in our supply chain while maintaining high standards of safety & quality.
With our global service vehicle fleet, Schindler technicians are on the move to provide seamless mobility for everyone, 24 hours a day.
Our global presence, with more than 69,000 people spread across 100 countries, gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity. We are proud to provide a work environment that is inclusive and diverse.
We keep communities on the move – but not only. We make a positive contribution to society through targeted Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Schindler is a Silver partner in the NSW Government’s Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainability Advantage Program.
Schindler is one of only 67 businesses operating in NSW to have obtained a silver partnership in the NSW Sustainability Advantage Program.
This program was introduced several years ago to help organisations achieve performance and improvement in their approach to the environment.
We have achieved a great record through careful and deliberate improvements in managing our footprint including:
We measure the environmental performance of our lifts using the VDI 4707 standard established by the Association of German Engineers.
The VDI 4707 measures and classifies lifts according to their energy efficiency.
We believe Schindler is the only vertical transportation manufacturer in Australia with VDI energy ratings applied to all its lift products.
The VDI 4707 standard is fast becoming the leading standard for measuring lift technology efficiency.
At the commissioning stage of each lift, an energy efficiency certificate is issued, providing evidence of its energy usage.
Urban centres cause around 80% of the world’s pollution, with buildings consuming 40% of the world's energy. Making our cities greener is essential to conserving a liveable planet.
Schindler contributes to making urban centres more sustainable with a range of energy and resource-conserving mobility solutions. Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero net energy usage, without compromising on our high-quality products and standards.
Schindler’s approach to environmental issues mirrors the way it approaches business overall: we systematically analyse our activities and focus on areas where we can have maximum impact.
Schindler has prepared an extensive amount of information regarding its green initiatives including topics such as ecological footprint, site consumption, vehicle fleet, product ecology and strategic suppliers.
Schindler is known for its long sighted energy planning. Prior to installation, our Traffic Vision Planning program simulates traffic patterns and analyses the usage-frequency in your building. We then calculate future energy consumption so it can be optimised over the long-term.
Schindler system-engineered mobility solutions help you build greener. From Miconic 10 to today’s PORT Technology, our innovations save energy and costs. Low-friction, regenerative drives, and no hazardous materials keep our product’s environmental impact down.
About 80% of a building’s total environmental impact is produced during full operation times. We lower this by regular maintenance. This keeps your mobility solution clean, reliable and energy-efficient. Our maintenance teams use smart route planning to reduce their CO2 footprint.
Modernising an elevator or escalator increases safety and comfort for passengers, and improves energy efficiency. Schindler's PF1 energy-regenerating drives, new controls enabling stand-by modes and smart LED lighting, can transform your old elevator into a modern energy-efficient system.
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