Manufacturing with sustainability in mind

Our goal is to develop products that increase the quality of life for homeowners and society as a whole, while reducing our environmental impact to a minimum.

Energy management reduces CO² emissions

We aim to reduce the carbon footprint from our production by 50% in 2020.

Systematic energy management across our locations helps us to effectively monitor our energy consumption and implement new energy saving initiatives to fulfil our reduction target.

The life cycle of a VELUX roof window

A roof window from VELUX lasts many years. By using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method to document the environmental impact of our products, we can conclude that a VELUX roof window fully compensates for its CO² emissions by being energy efficient.

Improved indoor climate with our products

The first step towards a healthy and sustainable life starts at home. Since we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, it is important to maintain good air quality. Our products make it easy to create a healthy indoor climate and are being increasingly integrated with automatic sensor-driven solutions.

Pioneering sustainable products

During all phases of the production process, we focus on minimising our impact on the environment.

Our production goals


reduction in CO2 emissions in 2020


production waste


sourcing of certified wood in Europe

”We achieved a 47% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2019
compared to a 2007 baseline, which puts us well on our way to
reaching our 2020 goal of a 50% reduction”.

David Briggs, CEO, the VELUX Group

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our strategy mainly impacts these SDGs:
Goal 3

Sustainable development goal 3

Good health and well-being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages are essential to sustainable development.

Our products provide daylight and fresh air from above, which improves the sense of health and well-being in a time where people spend up to 90% of their time indoors.

Goal 12
Sustainable development goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

The UN goals declare that urgent action is needed to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns across all sectors of the economy.

Our answer is to aim for a reduction of our carbon footprint by 50% in 2020 and to have zero waste from our production. All this should be achieved in a safe and healthy working environment where our employees thrive.