After the tour, we were welcomed to a discussion on sustainability at KONE with company representatives. It was nice to find out that KONE is a leader in eco-efficiency, having reduced its energy consumption by around 70% in the past few years. Other notable facts include:
- Much of KONE's products at their end-of-life are recycled.
- KONE puts a big emphasis on their service business, so that maintenance and modernization efforts greatly extend the life of their products.
- Around 30% of new elevators are made with recycled materials.
Our group was full of insightful questions. The most interesting one, thought, had to be: is KONE hiring? We were happy to learn that the company offers summer jobs and an International Trainee Programme. For potential applicants, it turned out to be a great opportunity to network with KONE professionals. We were also excited to hear that KONE is open to being a part of a future sustainability career event with us.