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KONE Corporation, trade press release, November 1, 2017
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been recognized for its actions and strategies in response to climate change. The company has received a score of A- on climate action and is in the top category for advancing environmental stewardship. The score ranges from A to D, with A the best possible rating, and is based on independent assessment against the scoring criteria of CDP, an international not-for-profit organization that drives sustainable economies.
KONE is proud to have reported in CDP since 2009 and to continuously be listed among the top performers. The company has received an A or A- score for four consecutive years. KONE is one of more than 1,800 companies selected by CDP to form a sample group that is now being used as a baseline for tracking progress in greenhouse gas reductions in line with the Paris Agreement.
"We are very happy to be recognized for our environmental actions and will continue strengthening collaboration with our customers and partners to improve the flow of urban life. Our goal is to be a leading provider of energy efficient people flow solutions and to have efficient low-carbon operations. The CDP score is an important demonstration of our commitment to drive environmental excellence," says Hanna Uusitalo, Environmental Director at KONE.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 803 institutional investors with assets of USD 100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and to take action to reduce them.
The complete list of climate disclosures and scores is available on the CDP's website: https://www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017
More information on KONE's Environmental Excellence program can be found at: www.kone.com/sustainability
For further information, please contact:
Hanna Uusitalo, Environmental Director, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 50 5333 177.
Previously published press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year over 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.