dormakaba announces the inauguration of the photovoltaic power station in its manufacturing facility in Mahindra World City, Chennai. Equipped with 440 solar panels, the site has an installed capacity of 240 kilowatts peak (kWp), enough to cover current energy needs from its own renewables.
A key element of dormakaba’s climate transition strategy is to expand the scope of solar panel installations, particularly in regions where green electricity is not readily available on the market. As part of this approach, dormakaba started by installing solar panels on the roof of its manufacturing facility in Chennai in the financial year 2018/19. In the last financial year, 2021/22, the installation was further expanded and then completed in January 2023.
dormakaba has committed to an industry-leading framework for sustainability with over 30 ambitious ESG targets as part of its Shape4Growth strategy. In the financial year 2021/22 dormakaba achieved a 2.4% year-on-year reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions. As of 30 June 2022, 67% of the company’s own plants, local assembly centers and regional logistic centers have established energy management systems (previous year: 21%).
“We have progressively taken steps to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations in India. Our investment in solar panels will make us less dependent on fossil fuels. This enables us to embrace renewable energy and develop sustainable products for the future,” says Natesh Balakrishna, Senior Vice President, Market India. “With this further expansion of solar power generation, we are demonstrating leadership in the transition to a low-carbon economy within the access solutions industry and beyond,” adds Andy Jones, President Region Asia Pacific, who inaugurated the solar power station in the facility.
Visit dormakaba’s latest Sustainability Report to learn about its goals and results: https://report.dormakaba.com/2021_22/en/sustainability/
Photo capture: Andy Jones, President Region Asia Pacific, inaugurated the solar power station in the facility.