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Circularity Development Program

Technical building products present one of the largest emission sources in buildings, after energy use and main construction materials.

In 2023, Combient Pure together with ASSA ABLOY, KONE, Swegon and Vasakronan broke new ground as the companies set out for a year-long program to develop this product category’s circularity. The program accelerated developments in circularity among the participating companies with practical working methods, peer-to-peer learning and discussions with customers and other actors within the value chain.

Press release: ASSA ABLOY, KONE and Swegon accelerated their circularity development in a year-long collaborative effort with Vasakronan and Combient Pure

During the program, ASSA ABLOY, KONE, Swegon and Vasakronanworked together for 12 months to develop the circularity of technical building products, such as ventilation products, elevators, and automatic doors. The participants went through development sprints in six main themes: understanding the customer, impact measurement, dismantling and reverse logistics, product life extension, circular procurement and aligning internal processes, utilizing peer-to-peer learning and frameworks provided by Combient Pure.

The program accelerated the internal developments of the participating companies and resulted in interesting new circular concepts and ways of working.

Read the press release on the program results

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Learnings from the Program

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”

Anna Denell

Sustainability Director at Vasakronan

One of the best ways to create successful, scalable new processes and models, is through co-innovation and by working together with others”

Teemu Tiainen

Modernization director for Central and North Europe at KONE

We participate in this program to emphasize development of circular business models and accelerate our sustainability journey together with our customers”

Zeljka Svensson

VP and Head of Global Innovation Management at Assa Abloy

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”

Mirko Sauvan

Sustainability Manager at Swegon

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.

Read the press release of starting the program in 2023

Program partners

If your are part of the value chain and want to join the program, contact us!