ASSA ABLOY Showcases Sustainable Manufacturing Practices with GreenCircle Certification ASSA ABLOY is proud to announce its recent GreenCircle certification for Sustainable Manufacturing Practices at its New Haven, CT facility. As the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY is setting the sustainability standard in its industry with a commitment to reduce environmental impacts through smarter products and advanced production methods. GreenCircle Certified, LLC recently quantified and certified the results of the New Haven facility’s efforts, identifying achievements in waste diversion and reductions in carbon footprint, energy demand, and water use. “Having our successes at the New Haven facility verified by a third party adds a level of accountability to our claims and demonstrates to our customers that we walk the talk,” says Aaron Smith, Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY. “We have made great progress at this plant and GreenCircle certification helps us tell that story while providing a benchmark for ongoing improvement.” Since 2011, the New Haven plant has implemented several initiatives to improve operational efficiency and lower its impact on the planet. Through installing LED lighting, optimizing building and production schedules, integrating an aggressive waste reduction program, and eliminating leaks and other inefficiencies, the New Haven plant has significantly improved overall performance. The success of these initiatives, however, is far-reaching. “Sustainability isn’t just something our customers are looking for, it also aligns with the core of our business,” says Smith. “Improving efficiency at our plants reduces operating costs and fosters innovation across product lines.” “Sustainability has a lot of different meanings among companies, and it’s refreshing to see a global organization like ASSA ABLOY take such a holistic approach,” says Annie Bevan, GreenCircle’s Certification and Operations Manager. “ASSA ABLOY’s sustainability program extends well beyond offering green products. The company, as a whole, is shifting the way things are done and conducting business more responsibly.” With corporate-wide sustainability goals and a clear direction, the New Haven facility has developed a plan to further reduce impacts and continue to improve efficiency over time. More information on the New Haven facility certification and other third-party certified ASSA ABLOY products can be found in the GreenCircle Certified Product Database. About ASSA ABLOYASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety, design, sustainability and convenience. For more information, visit www.assaabloydss.com About GreenCircleGreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims were encountered in the green marketplace. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence. The certifications offered by GreenCircle include: Carbon Footprint Reduction, Certified Energy Savings, Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute), Closed Loop Products, Life Cycle Assessment Optimized, Renewable Resource Content, Recyclable Material, Recycled Content, Renewable Energy Use, Sustainable Manufacturing Processes, and Waste Diversion from Landfill. GreenCircle provides verification and assurance to manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, and consumers that products labeled with the GreenCircle mark consistently meet our specific certification standards. GreenCircle is recognized by the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and NAHB’s National Green Building Standard Program.