Reduce-reuse-recycle /AAES/OW2/AAES%20common%20files/About%20us/Images/Sustainability-scrap-metal_1000x435.jpg ASSA ABLOY applies the principles of reduce-reuse-recycle in its product innovation. In implementing its sustainability strategy, the group intends to reduce its use of chemicals, energy and materials needed to fulfill security, safety and convenience requirements. The ultimate aim is to reduce the negative impact of our products and processes. The reuse aspect is addressed through an increased focus on modularity. All major platform development should be modular so as to maximize the variance for the customer while minimizing the complexity of customization. As a result, components can be produced in an efficient way and product obsolescence is avoided. The recycle principle is addressed by the environmental check list, which ensures that all environmental aspects of product development and production are considered. The product innovation process requires that suppliers participate in a supplier quality assurance audit to ensure that ASSA ABLOY’s high standards are met. The group has reused and recycled products, components and materials for many years already and intends to continue to improve in this area. The group’s ambition is to optimize product construction so that raw materials will be utilized in the most efficient way resulting in as little spill and scrap as possible. The group continuously aims to separate waste in different fractions for more efficient reuse and recycling.