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SALTO Systems smart locking manufacturing plant achieves carbon-neutral status

Wednesday 17 June 2020

SALTO Systems achieved its goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral – for its factory headquarters, a major step in making keyless smart access technology sustainable.

SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has achieved the feat of going entirely carbon neutral for its factory headquarters in Spain and across all of its operations. Carbon neutrality is achieved by calculating a carbon footprint and reducing it to zero through a combination of efficiency measures in-house and supporting external emission reduction projects.

The achievement is a great honour for SALTO as one of the company’s primary missions is to deliver electronic access control in an environmentally responsible manner. SALTO has focused on achieving carbon neutrality through ambitious reductions in emissions across all stages of the product life cycle including design, production, energy efficiency, and recycling

"We want to lead the way in the delivery of sustainable keyless and smart access control solutions by providing our customers with smart lock products and services that reflect their own values,” said SALTO CEO Javier Roquero. “We are very conscious of our responsibility to consider the environmental, social, and economic impact of our organisation and today’s news about our carbon neutral achievement is just the latest stage in this journey." 

One hundred percent of SALTO’s electricity is generated by either on-site solar panels or purchased as certified green electricity. All emissions that cannot be eliminated are compensated with the Madre de Dios Amazon Forest Conservation Project. This verified carbon offsetting project reduces deforestation and helps to establish sustainable forest management practices.

“This achievement reflects almost two decades of work to make SALTO Systems as energy and carbon-efficient as it can be,” said Roquero. “The initiatives that SALTO has undertaken to achieve carbon-neutral status demonstrate our company’s commitment to becoming more sustainable. We are very proud of our success!”