Our Quality and Environmental Board and Executive Board, both chaired by the President & CEO, are responsible for the company’s environmental management.
2011 management reviews
In 2011, the CEO reviewed the progress regarding environmental issues – including climate change – together with board members quarterly during the Executive Board meetings and bi-monthly during the Quality and Environmental Board meetings.
2012 management review schedule
In 2012, the environmental review will be conducted quarterly as part of the Executive Board and bi-monthly as part of the Quality and Environmental Board meetings. Both boards will review the progress of KONE’s Environmental Excellence Program.
Roles and responsibilities defined globally
The progress reports and future plans are issued and prepared by the Senior Vice President of KONE Technology and R&D and KONE’s Environmental Director. The Environmental Director coordinates the alignment and progress of KONE’s environmental programs with environmental managers globally, and is also responsible for ensuring that targets are ambitious enough to enable KONE to achieve its long-term objectives.
Each country organization, as well as each production, R&D, and business unit, has an environmental manager who, together with environmental experts, is responsible for ensuring that KONE’s Environmental Policy is adhered to.
Internal and external environmental audits are carried out regularly. Internally, KONE conducts cross-functional audits where ISO 14001 experts from one unit assess the environmental performance of another unit. The units that have been certified also cooperate with the local authorities and KONE’s global legal function in order to ensure compliance with the relevant requirements.