SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has committed to helping achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. 

“SALTO Systems has undertaken a profound transformation towards an increasingly sustainable model to respond to its environmental and social impacts, as well as to the main challenges which the world is facing today in the access control and security market,” said Javier Roquero, SALTO Systems CEO. “By proactively responding to social issues, SALTO contributes to the achievement of specific SDG objectives through its responsible corporate policies.”

In September 2015, all 193 U.N. member states adopted the 17 SDGs, which set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet and promoting peace and prosperity.

Many of the goals are specific to environmental sustainability, such as climate change, sustainable operations, responsible consumption and product eco-design. SALTO takes this very seriously and has achieved ISO 14001 certification, and become 100 percent carbon neutral in its factory headquarters — a significant step in making keyless smart access technology sustainable.

"We are proud to contribute to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals,” Roquero said. “There is an urgent need for the world to find a more sustainable development path. As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the U.N. 17 Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for collective action to protect our future.”

SALTO’s commitment to sustainability arises from a corporate culture that includes integrity, respect for others and a commitment to community service. To implement meaningful sustainability practices and optimize the management of sustainability aspects across the organization, SALTO involves all company group departments, functions and levels of employees, from the top of the management chain to workers in the factory and workplaces around the world. SALTO also actively promotes environmental and social responsibility among its many suppliers.

"SALTO’s commitment to corporate social responsibility requires us to be thoughtful about the impact of our business practices and policies,” Roquero said. “We believe the way we work, the technology we develop and the solutions we provide help contribute to many of the U.N. SDGs — ranging from our company practices to our commitment to moving towards a circular economy. At SALTO, we strive to be a pioneer in shaping the transformation to a better, safer, more digital, more climate-friendly, more sustainable world across our locations worldwide."

In Spain, more than 1,590 organizations have joined the Global Compact Network, which makes it the local network with the highest number of member entities.

Joining the Global Compact implies that SALTO is committed to aligning its operations with ten principles universally accepted in the areas of human rights, labor safety standards, the environment and fight against corruption, and adopting measures in support of the objectives of the U.N.'s SDGs. SALTO has joined thousands of companies worldwide in carrying out business actions and responsible corporate policies and practices to create a better world.