Sustainability & safety

At Allegion, we are pioneering safety by protecting people where they live and work and safeguarding our environment at the same time. We promote the health and safety of our employees, customers and local community members worldwide through our commitment to conducting business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Statement

At Allegion, we create peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. We value a “be safe, be healthy” mindset to positively impact our global environment, employees, customers and local community members. In its five years as an independent company, Allegion has committed to conduct business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Our company regularly monitors its facilities and processes to comply with environmental standards and regulations. We strive to advance sustainable business practices by setting strong safety standards and working to help improve the environment, while operating in accordance with the following principles:

  • Continual improvement in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management systems and performance, with the goals of reducing the usage of natural resources, minimizing waste, decreasing pollution and preventing accidents and injuries
  • Periodic, formal evaluation of our EHS compliance
  • Integration of integrity and personal accountability through the belief that every Allegion employee and contractor is responsible for safety
    • Lead by example to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly workplace
    • Engage in training and education for employees to understand their role in supporting the EHS issues associated with their jobs and work areas
    • Be empowered to report unsafe conditions
    • Understand they have a duty to protect themselves, their co-workers and the environment
  • Integration of sound environmental, health, safety and sustainability strategies into all business functions 
  • Designing, operating and maintaining our facilities with the objective of helping to minimize negative environmental impacts
  • Responsible use of materials, including, where feasible, the recycling and reuse of materials
  • Sensitivity to community concerns about EHS issues

We aim to reinforce this commitment in multiple ways, including the employee code of conduct, the business partner code of conduct, audits, acquisition integration, EHS consultation and participation during the development and/or implementation of programs.

The application of these principles continues to positively impact Allegion’s sustainability performance. Safety and environmental “kaizens” are held to drive continuous improvement globally with a focus toward identifying, eliminating and reducing hazards and waste.

Allegion continues to look for ways to offer products that support global sustainability initiatives. To understand the impact of our products on the environment, we participate in numerous sustainability initiatives, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, The Living Building Challenge and the Living Product Challenge. In addition, we conduct Life Cycle Assessments and publish both Environmental and Chemical Declarations for select products.

Allegion values the importance of a safer and cleaner world and commits to be a responsible member of our global communities.

Allegion sustainability initiatives at work

In 2018, we focused on business continuity planning, safety initiatives aimed at the point of operations, hazardous energy control, ergonomics, security protocols, incident response and training. This resulted in year-over-year (YoY) improvements in injury rates and improvements to sustainability metrics, including green-house gas emissions and water usage, as depicted in the charts. Additionally, three locations achieved zero waste to landfill and no environmental violations were issued to any Allegion operation.

We are proud that all manufacturing sites generally conform to ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 principles, including recent acquisitions.

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