Gunnebo Achieves First Environmental Product Declarations for Physical Security Industry[Press Releases Safe Storage] Published 07-07-2022
Gunnebo has become the first company in the physical security industry to issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) on its products according to the International EPD System. An important achievement demonstrating Gunnebo’s commitment to fact-based sustainability reporting and reduced carbon emissions across its business and product range.
EPDs are an internationally recognised, third-party verified statement of a product’s environmental impact during its entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to decommissioning and disposal.
Gunnebo’s EPDs are registered with the International EPD System, the world’s first and oldest EPD programme. Its EPDs are recognised by green building schemes such as BREEAM and LEED, by Building Information Management software, and by the EU’s Green Public Procurement scheme, among others.
Gunnebo Group is committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
“Declaring the environmental impact of our products through EPDs we believe demonstrates our trustworthiness and transparency, as well as our commitment to sustainability and socially responsible business,” says Linda Andrén, VP Business and Development and Sustainability, Gunnebo Safe Storage.
“Our international sales companies and manufacturing units are already ISO certified for environmental management. The next step is to look beyond the company’s carbon footprint to measure the impact of our products across their life cycle so we can take steps to minimise it".
“EPDs are a statement of the status quo, but they generate vital knowledge and understanding. We will build on these to make improvements and further reduce our environmental impact. EPDs are also an important part of our mission to provide peace of mind for our customers, who can be assured that we are a responsible manufacturer that integrates our sustainability commitments into every aspect of our business” says Christian Carlsson, SVP HR & Sustainability for Gunnebo Group.
Gunnebo has issued the EPD’s in collaboration with AFRY, a European leader in sustainable engineering, design, and advisory services across the globe.
Additional EPD product information:
Gunnebo Safe Storage has attained third-party verified EPDs for three major products: the DuoForce range of Grade III safes; the SafeStore Auto Midi 5XL range of automated safe deposit lockers; and safes for automated teller machines (ATMs). The specific EPDs are published here . Gunnebo Group aims to achieve six EPDs by 2024.
EPDs within the International EPD System comply with the international standard ISO 14025 (environmental labels and declarations). To create an EPD, a detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) is conducted in accordance with specified rules for each product category. The results are then compiled into the EPD reporting format and verified by independent and approved third parties before publication. An EPD is valid for a fixed period, such as five years.
Additional information for editors:
Gunnebo Safe Storage specializes in certified physical security solutions. Whether this is to safely secure valuables, cash, private or business critical possessions from burglary, fire and explosion, or to provide industries with customized solutions for specific storing needs, such as pharmaceuticals or luxury products – we provide peace of mind at home, in transit and at work. www.gunnebosafestorage.com
Gunnebo Group is a global leader in security, offering innovative products and services to protect and control the flow of people, and to safely secure valuables. Through our businesses Gunnebo Entrance Control and Gunnebo Safe Storage we offer solutions to customers in retail, public transport, public and commercial buildings, industrial and high-risk sites and banking. We operate worldwide through our 3,400 employees, 25 country locations and 10 production facilities to serve customers in over 100 markets. Together we create a safer world. www.gunnebo.com