We are pleased to confirm our commitment and support to the United Nations Global Compact. In our CSR Report, we communicate our progress on integrating the Global Compact principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations.
In 2016, the VELUX Group celebrated 75 years of creating better living environments with daylight and fresh air for people around the world. Since the foundation of the company, it has been our ambition to develop products that are useful to society and to behave as a model company in the way we do business and engage with our stakeholders.
We have made it our core business to create better living environments for all. We do so in a number of ways, from putting people first in design and implementation of new building concepts to influencing the framework conditions governing the building sector.
For a number of years, we have been partners in the Active House Alliance and have contributed to a number of active houses around the world that demonstrate that healthy homes and high energy efficiency can go hand in hand. In 2016, the most recent Active House project, RenovActive in Brussels, was opened. The vision of the project is to show the way to affordable and sustainable renovation of social housing estates.
Working with legislators and industry partners, however, is not enough to realise the vision of better living environments for all. People themselves have to take an interest in their daily living environments. With the help of the Healthy Home Barometer survey, conducted among 14,000 Europeans in 14 countries, we seek to raise people’s consciousness about healthy living in the home and to discover new insights that can inspire the continuous journey towards better living environments.
The VELUX Group embraces the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as an inspiring platform to continue our work to create better living environments for all and to be a responsible business in every aspect. The 2016 CSR Report documents our progress on creating better living environments and how we continuously seek to minimise our footprint in the way we source, manufacture and sell our products.