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Sustainability at Altaterra

As part of the VELUX Group*, we are committed to reducing emissions from our own operations and our value chain. To do so, Our Group has set ambitious sustainability targets that follow the most ambitious pathway of the Paris Agreement and have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative:

Reduce emissions from operations by 100% (Scope 1 & 2)
and halve emissions from the supply chain (Scope 3) by 2030.

*The VELUX Group manufactures and supplies Altaterra products and these are incorporated in the Group’s 2030 sustainability targets. All Altaterra production facilities and processes are part of VELUX Group’s operations including the supply chain, sourcing of raw materials and waste management.


Customer solutions

Climate and nature

Inclusive workplace

Responsible business

Customer solutions

Climate and nature

Inclusive workplace

Responsible business

Our Sustainability Journey

2019 – Founding of The WeCare Team

A number of Altaterra volunteers founded the WeCare Team, designed to facilitate more sustainable living for other employees. The WeCare Team’s role has since grown and evolved, and it is now responsible for raising awareness of the corporate sustainability across the company.



2022 – Launch of Sustainability Strategy

Altaterra launched its WeCare | Open To Change Manifesto and Sustainability Strategy. The goals were to reduce operational emissions by 100% and halve emissions across the value chain by 2030.*

*Operational emissions – Scope 1 & 2, Value chain emissions – Scope 3



2023 – First Sustainability Progress Update

In conjunction with VELUX Group, Altaterra published its first update in respect of sustainability achievements made during 2022 in the areas of Climate Action, Sustainable Products and Responsible Business.

Download the Sustainability Progress Update



2024 – Integration with VELUX corporate sustainable strategy

Altaterra’s WeCare is integrated with the VELUX Group’s Sustainable Corporate Strategy. Altaterra’s sustainability efforts are aligned with this strategy and its achievements are included in the VELUX Group’s reported results.

Read more about the change





2030 – Our decarbonisation commitments have been successfully fulfilled

As part of the VELUX Group, we aim to eliminate our operational (scope 1&2) emissions without using carbon offsets and halve our value chain (scope 3) emissions in absolute terms compared with 2020.

Learn more about the Group’s decarbonisation commitments



The

Sustainability

Progress

Update

2022

Learn about our progress and the impact made in the areas of Climate Action,
Sustainable Products and Responsible Business in 2022.

Targets to the SBTi

The VELUX Group commits to reduce absolute Scope 1&2 GHG emissions by 100% by 2030 from a 2020 base year*. The VELUX Group also commits to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2020 base year.
 * The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

About the SBTi: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organisations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.
It defines and promotes best industry practices, and provides independent assessment and validation of targets for companies that are serious about generating change. READ MORE



Altaterra is part of the VELUX Group yet operates as a separate independent entity. The two companies have complementary identities and goals, that meet the needs of different market segments. VELUX Group manufactures and supplies Altaterra products and they are incorporated in the Group’s 2030 sustainability targets.


Commitment to Sustainable
Development Goals

Our products and solutions contribute to health and well-being in buildings. We place ‘products that are useful
to society’ at the core
of our strategy.

We are executing projects which lead to energy efficiency improvements in our manufacturing and office facilities, and replacing fossil-based energy sources with renewables. We also aim to minimise any negative impact on environment related to the waste from our own operations by ensuring proper on-site waste management.

We are stepping up to address climate change by setting ambitious carbon reduction targets.

We are moving to a single material recyclable zero-plastic packaginging. The materials we use for the product packaging are responsibly sourced paper and cardboard.

Read the recent

#Sustainability news

Altaterra WeCare Sustainability Strategy integrates with the VELUX Group’s Sustainable Corporate Strategy

Altaterra achieves Gold with the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Altaterra Moves to Zero-plastic packaging

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