VELUX Group joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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27 March, 2024




Geneva, Switzerland, 27 March 2024 – VELUX – a global leader in roof windows and accessories – has joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

VELUX has initially joined the Built Environment Pathway, a crucial initiative geared toward cutting emissions from the built environment and changing how we design and construct buildings to successfully respond to the climate crisis, nature loss, and growing inequality. The built environment is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions, over 30% of global final energy consumption, and nearly half of the world’s natural resources, so it holds immense significance for systems transformation.

The VELUX Group has set targets to reduce its emissions by 2030. These targets include achieving a complete elimination of scope 1&2 emissions, compared to 2020 levels, which is the baseline year. Additionally, the company aims to reduce CO₂ emissions from its value chain by 50% compared to 2020 levels. This aligns with the scope of WBCSD Built Environment Pathway.

According to Velux, as people live, work, and engage in recreational activities within buildings, these spaces must promote health and well-being. VELUX roof windows and accessories play a pivotal role in fostering such environments.

“VELUX recently fully integrated sustainability into their corporate strategy to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of the business and incorporated in all decisions and actions. We have set ambitious decarbonization targets for our operations, value chain, and products. Therefore it makes perfect sense to be a member of the WBCSD and combine forces with and learn from our peers. WBCSD’s pathway for the built environment is an area where we can greatly contribute with our extensive knowledge and years of expertise,” says Fleming Voetmann, Vice President, External Relations & Sustainability, the VELUX Group.

“We extend a warm welcome to VELUX as they join WBCSD. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with them in driving impactful sustainability solutions within the built environment. Through this partnership, VELUX is poised to leverage its expertise and commitment to sustainability, aiming to make substantial contributions to global endeavors toward fostering a more sustainable and resilient built environment,” said Peter Bakker President & CEO of WBCSD.