The VELUX Sustainability Strategy 2030 is our roadmap for the ‘decade of action’. It significantly transforms the way we do business and the products and solutions that we bring to market. Our goal is to visibly lead the way by setting the standard for sustainable business. We do this because it’s who we are, because the world needs it and because it’s good for business.
Taking climate action
We have committed to the most ambitious pathway of the Paris agreement and to go beyond our value chain to capture our entire historical emissions from operations.
- By 2030 we will achieve a 100% reduction in our operational emissions by improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable electricity.
- And we will halve our value chain emissions. We will achieve our ambitious targets in collaboration with suppliers, partners, and other organisations. For example we are setting joint 2030 roadmaps with key suppliers to decarbonise aluminium in our products.
- We will capture our historical emissions from operations by our 100 year anniversary in 2041, a total of 4.5 millions tonnes CO2. This will be achieved through a 20 year partnership with WWF and investing in forest conservation projects that benefit people, nature and the climate. Our first project has started in Uganda.
Innovating sustainable products
For decades we have created better indoor environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into homes and other buildings all over the world. We are now taking the next step to innovate sustainable products by:
- Offering products that enable people to optimise energy performance and indoor climate using sensors and automation.
- Halving the climate footprint of our products by using fewer materials, materials with increased recycled content and new technologies.
- Moving to zero plastic, single material and recyclable packaging. We have already achieved this goal for our roof window products in Europe.
Advocating for sustainable buildings
- We’ve been part of leading the change towards healthy and sustainable buildings through advocacy activities and by demonstrating how to build sustainably.
- We believe that sustainable buildings must be designed or renovated for improved health and wellbeing, to have a low carbon footprint across the lifecycle and to be energy efficient. For over 20 years we have shown how to build sustainably through demonstration projects.
- Our Living Places project aims to show how to build in a way that is significantly better for people and planet. These buildings show that it is possible to build a single family home with a three times better lifecycle carbon footprint and indoor climate compared with the Danish average
Securing a responsible business
We will secure a responsible business: that is more diverse, inclusive, safe and healthy. We will strive for zero waste and develop our approach to promoting the circular economy.