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21.01.2005 – 18:20

Kaba Holding AG

euro adhoc: Kaba Holding AG
The Kaba Sustainability Charta - A Commitment to Sustainability

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Rümlang, 21 January 2005 - Kaba has developed a Sustainability Charta to demonstrate the great importance that the Group attaches to sustainability. The 44-page document shows how criteria of sustainability already influence the Kaba Group's strategy, operations and relations with stakeholder groups. At the same time, management has undertaken to promote sustainability as the company evolves further.

Kaba has based its sustainability commitment on the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which have meanwhile been adopted by more than 1700 companies worldwide ( "As the global technology leader in the security industry, we have a special responsibility to our stakeholder groups, including customers, employees and shareholders. The Kaba Sustainability Charta is a clear expression of that responsibility," explains Ulrich Graf, President and CEO.

CFO Dr. Werner Stadelmann notes that Kaba already scores well in the international  sustainability movement and refers to the «Total Access» strategy as a model. It offers customers unrestricted compatibility among all components and systems and thus optimally protects their investments. So far, no other provider has attained a similarly sustainable industry standard.

Nonetheless, Kaba feels it is necessary to heighten awareness of a policy that favors sustainability. The Kaba Sustainability Charta will provide a valuable contribution in that direction, besides delivering a strong message both inside and outside the company.

The Kaba Sustainability Charta is available in hard copy in English, and can be downloaded or ordered from the companyEURs website:

Ordering: Download:

Kaba is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation. With its «Total Access» strategy, the Kaba Group is specialized in integrated solutions for security, organization, and convenience at building and information access points. Kaba is also the world marketEURs No. 1 provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors. Further information is available at .

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 21.01.2005 18:15:00

Further inquiry note: Kaba Holding AG CH-8153 Rümlang Ulrich Graf, President and CEO; Tel. +41 44 818 90 21 Dr. Werner Stadelmann, CFO; Tel. +41 44 818 90 61

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      CH0011795959
WKN:        1179595
Index:    SPI
Börsen:  SWX Swiss Exchange / official dealing