KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, was the first elevator company to receive the Green Label certification by Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for KONE N MiniSpace™ and KONE N MonoSpace® elevators. Through this certification, KONE’s elevators are recommended for Green Mark certified green buildings.
To support its mission to develop a truly sustainable and environmentally-friendly built environment, Singapore Green Building Council introduced its certification scheme in 2010 and adopted an independent, multi-criteria third-party approach that complies with the ISO 14020 Type I International Standard for environmental labeling. The assessment takes on a comprehensive and scientific approach and complements the Singapore Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) Green Mark Scheme.
KONE Singapore received the confirmation of the Green Label certification in October 2013 and received the green product certificates at Singapore Green Building Council 5th Anniversary Dinner on 3rd September 2014, held at the Raffles City Convention Centre.
“Contributing to development of next-generation green buildings is one of KONE’s priorities and receiving the Green Label certification is a testament to our dedication to provide eco-efficient solutions that help people move safely and smoothly in our increasing urbanized environment,” says Mr. Anthony Tan, Managing Director for KONE Singapore.
KONE seeks to decrease the environmental impact of buildings by continuing to reduce the energy consumption of its elevators and escalators. KONE’s volume elevator models launched in 2012 consume 60–75% less energy compared to the typical KONE elevator configuration from 2008.
To learn more about KONE’s eco-efficient solutions, visit KONE’s Corporate Responsibility section at www.kone.com/en/responsibility.
For further information, please contact:
Jove Xu, Marketing and Communications Manager, Southeast Asia, KONE Pte Ltd tel. +65 6424 6246, firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously published press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
June 12, 2014: KONE ranked by Newsweek the world's 12th greenest companies
October 8, 2013: KONE once again industry leader among top companies in CDP reporting
June 7, 2012: New industry-leading elevators from KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.