Technical building products present one of the largest emission sources in buildings, after energy use and main construction materials.
Combient Pure together with ASSA ABLOY, KONE, Swegon and Vasakronan are breaking new ground as they set out for a year-long program to further develop this product category’s circularity. The program will accelerate developments in circularity among the participating companies with practical tools and methods, peer-to-peer learning and discussions with customers and other actors within the value chain.
INSIGHTS FROM THE FIRST HALF OF THE PROGRAM
To enhance the circularity of technical building products, Combient Pure is running its first Circularity Development Program for industry giants ASSA ABLOY , KONE, Swegon, and Vasakronan. A groundbreaking 12-month program seeks to revolutionise how these technical building products are designed, manufactured, and utilised, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for the building industry.
The Circularity Development Program has run for a six months and the companies have made several learnings.
Greetings from the Circularity Development Program
1. SPRINT: Customers' requirements on circularity
We consume more resources than the planet can provide. Even though we in Nordics have a high level of environmental awareness, we still live as though we had four planets at our disposal. This means that the ecological resources that the earth can generate in one year are consumed within three months.
2. SPRINT: Quantifying impact
How can we apply a strategic approach to reduce the environmental impact of our products? By using life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology we can quantify a product’s existing impact and mitigate this in an effective way.
3. SPRINT: Dismantling and Reverse Logistics
Circularity Development Program's third Sprint, Dismantling and Reverse Logistics, focused on exploring how to seize value from end-of-life products through dismantling, reverse logistics and take-back systems.
We want to become carbon neutral along our whole value chain, as well as purchase only reused, recycled or renewable products and materials by 2030. To reach these goals, we work together with our suppliers”
One of the best ways to create successful, scalable new processes and models, is through co-innovation and by working together with others”
We participate in this program to emphasize development of circular business models and accelerate our sustainability journey together with our customers”
It is the peer-to-peer learning and the practical approach of the program involving relevant actors of the value chain that will help us to further advance in our circularity journey”
12-MONTH PROGRAM TO DRIVE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Combient Pure, ASSA ABLOY, KONE, Swegon and Vasakronan will be working closely together for 12 months to develop the circularity of technical building products, such as ventilation products, elevators, and automatic doors.
The program will accelerate developments in circularity among the participating companies with practical tools and methods, peer-to-peer learning and discussions with customers and other actors within the value chain.
The participants will cover six main themes in circularity: understanding the customer, impact measurement, dismantling and reverse logistics, product life extension, circular procurement and aligning internal processes.