Konecranes is committed to providing eco-efficient solutions and services to customers. The focus is to continuously improve energy and resource efficiency of our products taking the whole life cycle into consideration to achieve considerable improvements in environmental performance. We use Design for Environment (DfE) as a design approach in product development to reduce the overall environmental impact of a product where impacts are considered across its life cycle.
Generally, it is known that majority of the product’s environmental impacts during its life cycle are determined already at the design phase. Therefore, taking environmental aspects into consideration early, when the product is under design, we can significantly improve the environmental performance of the product. The life cycle of Konecranes products can be very long, and this is why significant environmental improvements can be achieved through smarter and more resource efficient products.
The lifecycle of a crane consists of the production of raw materials and components, manufacturing, use and maintenance, disposal of the product, and deliveries between each stage. Each stage of the lifecycle has different impacts on the environment. Based on the product and its energy intensity, the two most significant environmental impacts come from energy consumption during the use phase and the production of raw materials and components.
We use the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to describe the environmental aspects of our products. The EPD is a standardized way of quantifying a product’s environmental impact through a summary of the relevant eco-efficient features. To increase transparency, we use a third- party service provider to conduct a critical review of our claims and data.
Please contact our sales to get the EPD´s for the following products. At the moment there are ten Konecranes EPD's available:
- Wire rope hoist (2012)
- Rubber-tired gantry crane (2014)
- SMARTON (2014)
- Rail-mounted crane (2017)
- Automated rail-mounted crane (2017)
- Lift truck (2018)
- Ship-to-shore crane (2018)
- Mobile harbor crane (2018)
- Automated guided vehicles (2018)
- Straddle carrier (2018)
- S-series (2020)