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Thyssenkrupp Elevator plans 25pc CO2 emission cut by 2040

DUBAI, June 6, 2020

Thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global leader in passenger transportation systems with a major presence in the Middle East region, has released its long-term carbon targets as it continues its mission to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) moving forward.
 
By 2030, thyssenkrupp Elevator is targeting a carbon footprint reduction of 25%, and by 2040, the company is aiming to reduce its GHG emissions by 50%, based on its current carbon-footprint for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.  
 
These carbon targets are in line with science criteria that enforces the commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement to capping climate change to 2 degrees Celsius, said a top official.  
 
"Our climate targets are ambitious - but in view of the tasks and challenges facing us in terms of climate protection, they are not exaggerated. We see a clear responsibility on the part of the companies and are determined to make our contribution - and it should be sustainable in the long term," remarked its CEO Peter Walker.  
 
More than half of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s carbon emissions are related to the vehicle fleet, he pointed out. 
 
Reductions of emissions over the next 10-20 years will be highly focused on the company’s fleet, including initiatives for optimization and route efficiency planning. The use of hybrid and electric vehicles will be also extended within the fleet as infrastructures become appropriate to our activity, he added.  
 
The German group said carbon targets initiative will also focus on improving technician driving efficiency via the VIEW platform, which will help reduce unnecessary mileage on vehicles and callbacks with fewer parts runs required. 
 
Technicians will eventually utilize MAX, thyssenkrupp Elevator’s real-time, predictive maintenance system, to determine which part(s) they need to bring to the jobsite without having to make a diagnostic trip.  
 
Paula Casares, Head of Sustainability, at thyssenkrupp Elevator, said the group's long-standing commitment to sustainability starts at its own operations with these ambitious carbon targets. 
 
"Our reduction of carbon emissions throughout our full operations will not only help our bottom line, but will also allow us to provide the best answer to our customers while acting in an environmentally responsible way in all phases of our business," observed Casares.
 
For the last five years, thyssenkrupp Elevator has worked towards reducing its energy consumption, both in the fleet and the factories. 
 
In 2015 thyssenkrupp Elevator committed to report energy efficiency gains by 2022 for an amount equal to 10% of its energy consumption. Since then the company has reduced carbon footprint by 10%, she explained.  
 
In 2020, thyssenkrupp Elevator launched its global spare parts strategy with inauguration of its first smart data technological warehouse in Madrid, Spain. 
 
The new state-of-the-art warehouse reduces waiting times for elevator spare parts by 20% and saves 10% of all trips by service technicians, stated Casares. 
 
The initiative includes a sustainability plan for recycling, emissions reduction and protection of the environment, saving 64 tons of CO2 not emitted by the fleet, which means a saving of 400,000 km per year, equivalent to performing 30 laps of the Earth. Additional central storage points worldwide are planned, she added.
 
Thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €8 billion in fiscal 2018/2019 and customers in over 100 countries, the German group has become one of the world’s leading elevator companies.-TradeArabia News Service



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