Creating better living environments for all



Up to 90% of people’s lives in the countries where we are present is spent inside buildings. But in Europe alone, approx. 84 million people live in damp and unhealthy buildings with increased risk of developing asthma and other allergies. And 30 million in Europe suffer from lack of daylight. At the same time, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and estimated up to 50% of total material use in Europe goes to housing. That is why solutions that improve people’s living conditions and protect nature are urgently needed. The VELUX Group is committed to pioneering innovative building solutions that balance care for people and planet. We have made the following contributions:

Better living environments

The VELUX Group is one of the initiators of the Active House Alliance, launching a label for sustainable buildings in 2016.

587 projects from 57 countries were submitted for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture.

We have taken part in the building of 27 Active Houses in 12 countries to demonstrate how to design sustainable buildings.



The model homes have received 25 awards and recognitions.


In our Model Home 2020 programme, six homes in five countries have been built and researched in depth to explore the potential of sustainable building design. 26,000 people have visited the model homes.


97% of our waste is recycled or used for energy generation. The vision is to achieve circular production with zero waste.



1.9 work-related accidents per one million working hours – this is almost five times lower than the comparable industry benchmark. The vision is zero accidents.



6,400 articles have covered our work on the Model Home 2020 programme.




Our footprint

We continuously seek to minimise our footprint by the way we source, manufacture and sell our products.

98% of the wood used for VELUX windows comes from certified, sustainable forests. This is more than three times higher thanaverage level globally.


100% of our production sites are certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health) and ISO 50001 (Energy).


26% CO2 savings at our production sites compared to the 2007 baseline. Compared to an average European household, 26% savings corresponds to the energy used for water heating, electrical appliances and lighting. The goal is a 50% reduction by 2020 compared to 2007.


100%  of our senior managers have signed our competition law annual declaration and been through our anti-corruption training to ensure fair competition.

We have taken part in the building of 27 Active Houses in 12 countries to demonstrate how to design sustainable buildings.



The VELUX Group is one of the initiators of the Active House Alliance, launching a label for sustainable buildings in 2016.

587 projects from 57 countries were submitted for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture.

In our Model Home 2020 programme, six homes in five countries have been built and researched in depth to explore the potential of sustainable building design. 26,000 people have visited the model homes.


The model homes have received 25 awards and recognitions.


6,400 articles have covered our work on the Model Home 2020 programme.




Our footprint

We continuously seek to minimise our footprint by the way we source, manufacture and sell our products.

97% of our waste is recycled or used for energy generation. The vision is to achieve circular production with zero waste.



1.9 work-related accidents per one million working hours – this is almost five times lower than the comparable industry benchmark. The vision is zero accidents.



98% of the wood used for VELUX windows comes from certified, sustainable forests. This is more than three times higher thanaverage level globally.


100% of our production sites are certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health) and ISO 50001 (Energy).


26% CO2 savings at our production sites compared to the 2007 baseline. Compared to an average European household, 26% savings corresponds to the energy used for water heating, electrical appliances and lighting. The goal is a 50% reduction by 2020 compared to 2007.


100%  of our senior managers have signed our competition law annual declaration and been through our anti-corruption training to ensure fair competition.

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