KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has set targets for significant reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. KONE’s targets are the most ambitious in the industry and have been validated against the latest climate science by the Science Based Targets initiative. In another first for the industry, KONE has pledged to have carbon neutral operations by 2030.

KONE commits to a 50% cut in the emissions from its own operations (scope 1 and 2 emissions) by 2030, compared to a 2018 baseline. This target is in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, which is currently the most ambitious criteria for setting science-based targets. In addition, KONE targets a 40% reduction in the emissions related to its products’ materials and lifetime energy use (scope 3 emissions) over the same target period, relative to orders received.

Lighthouse initiative

On top of the ambitious emissions reduction targets for the entire company, KONE aims to increase the sourcing of renewable electricity at its facilities worldwide to 80% by 2025 and to 100% by 2030. This will be achieved, for example, by on-site solar energy generation and sourcing electricity from renewable sources.