Value Chain

Group Value Chain

Gunnebo’s sustainability impact across the value chain derives from both direct and indirect operations. Ability to manage impact starts with R&D activities, followed by purchasing, manufacturing, sales, delivery and installation, service and end of use.

R&D (icon)


Product development is a vital part of all Business Unit growth strategies. Sustainability concerns start at the conceptual phase. All Business Units create new products, anticipating future needs, without compromising on quality, price or sustainability. The choice of materials can impact the environment and the people who make and use the products. Thereby, it is important to consider the length of the products’ full lifecycle, their energy consumption and how they are disposed of at the end of their lifecycle.

Product development is an important step that will set in motion industrialisation, where one can control future costs and avoid unnecessary steps and waste.

Tools to manage impact

  • Proportion of different materials in products
  • Procedures to control the use of hazardous materials
  • Product certification
  • Industrialisation procedure
Purchasing (icon)


To build a strong supply chain, Gunnebo selectively chooses its suppliers. The Group invests in win-win relationships to assure the ultimate objective: to serve the needs of end customers and create value for the Group’s stakeholders.

When business partners are selected, it is important to consider the impact on them and their impact on the environment. Gunnebo supports jobs creation beyond its operations, through building strategic partnerships. It is the Group’s responsibility to make sure that business is carried out in accordance with Gunnebo Supplier’s Code of Conduct throughout the supply chain regarding environmental care, occupational health, human rights and anti-corruption.

Tools to manage impact

  • Group purchasing strategy
  • Supplier assessment
  • Supplier’s Code of Conduct
  • Local supplier policy
  • Development of suppliers
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Gunnebo operates nine manufacturing units worldwide with about 1,100 employees. This workforce provides the input and flexibility the Group needs to meet customers’ demands.

Gunnebo works continuously at all these sites to reduce the environmental footprint while optimising performance and maintaining high standards of quality and safe working conditions.

Tools to manage impact

  • Environment and safety management system (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Group sustainability targets
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Gunnebo’s work with sustainability is largely customer-driven. By providing high-quality security products, services and software, the Group aims to create value and build a safer future for customers around the world.

Gunnebo has sales companies in more than 20 countries. The Group also has a channel partner network, giving it access to 100 additional markets. Gunnebo focuses its customer offering through its four Business Units. Local knowledge in each market combined with a global presence allows Gunnebo to deliver to businesses of all sizes, helping them to create a safer world for their customers, their employees and society as a whole. Throughout the sales process, regardless of channel, Gunnebo works to counter corruption.

Tools to manage impact

  • Group Business Units sales and marketing strategy
  • Customer survey
  • Code of Conduct
Delivery and Installation (icon)

Delivery and Installation

In terms of logistics footprint, Gunnebo’s manufacturing units are located in Americas, Europe and Asia. In order to optimise the transportation of products, the Group builds partnerships with selected logistics companies to deliver a high standard of service while considering cost and environmental impact. Once delivered, products are installed by either Gunnebo’s own employees or sub-contractors. The Group works continuously to maintain high standards of quality and safe working conditions throughout the installation process.

Tools to manage impact

  • Group logistics strategy
  • Transportation optimisation
  • Transporter and sub-contractor assessment
  • Code of Conduct
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Service and End of Use

Management of the complete lifecycle is important for Gunnebo. Gunnebo’s products are meant to last and the Group’s competitive advantage is based on total cost of ownership. It is the Group’s ambition to ensure that all clients receive good service throughout the entire lifecycle. Gunnebo offers services which are tailor-made to customer needs.

Gunnebo can also be a preferred partner when it comes to finding a replacement for outdated materials and identifying recycling and disposal options.

Tools to manage impact

  • Group after-sales and service strategy
  • Portfolio of offering for service, replacement and disposal of products
  • Route-planning for technicians