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At ABB, we have been enabling energy efficiency and electrification for over 140 years. Our solutions allow our customers to remain competitive while lowering their carbon footprint. Read more about our sustainability actions in both our own operations and communities below.
ABB shows steady progress against its sustainability targets and develops its first value creation model to reflect how it creates value for our stakeholders.
ABB starts implementing its sustainability framework 2030 and makes strong progress in laying the foundations to further embed sustainability across across its business and value chain.
ABB launches its sustainability framework 2030 focused on balancing the needs of society, the environment and the economy to create success for all of its stakeholders. Its key goal is carbon neutrality.
ABB introduces a global HSE/SA management system for health, safety, the environment, security and sustainability, creating clear and common expectations for all of its global business.
ABB streamlines the number of measures within its 2020 objectives and includes new targets on greenhouse gas emissions, gender equality and employee well-being.
ABB launched a health and wellbeing initiative to promote resilience and integrate good health practices into the daily life of all of its employees.
ABB extends its engagement with stakeholders by creating an external panel to review and challenge the company’s sustainability performance and reporting.
ABB holds first global safety week, attracting 140,000 participants to about 2,500 training sessions in different parts of the world.
ABB launches a new set of sustainability objectives up to 2020.
ABB's Supplier Sustainability Development Program moves ahead with 121 audits, training more than 1,000 suppliers and 1,250 employees.
ABB meets its annual target to reduce energy consumption by 2.5%.
ABB undertakes its largest-ever sustainability stakeholder survey of more than 500 people and organizations.
ABB receives awards in 14 countries for its sustainability achievements.
Energy audits lead to improvement projects accounting for 45% of ABB's energy consumption.
ABB meets target to cut electricity use by 5% per manufactured unit.
ABB's new Code of Conduct is rolled out in 45 languages.
ABB joins corporate support group of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
ABB starts investigating how to become a CO2 - neutral company in the medium term
ABB joins other global companies in founding the Business Leaders initiative on Human Rights to develop responses to human rights issues that affect the business world.
ABB launches “Access to Electricity” initiative at World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index rates ABB top of its group for the third year running.
ABB launches social policy and publishes first sustainability report including environmental and social performance.
ABB initiates the World Energy Council’s greenhouse gas reduction program.
ABB’s CEO serves on the World Commission on Dams, which produces guidelines for hydroelectric power projects.
ABB launches its second-generation life cycle assessment software tool and database.
ABB introduces ISO 14001, with a total of 50 sites gaining certification.
ABB publishes its environmental objectives and 15 sites are certified to BS 7750 or EMAS environmental standards.
ABB sets up environmental management systems, involving 43 of its country organizations.
ABB starts its environmental management program with 38 of its country organizations participating.
ABB establishes its environmental affairs organization and an environmental advisory board.