VELUX Group joins global push for governments to take nature action
Because nature is everyone’s business, the VELUX Group has joined more than 560 companies, with combined revenues of US $4 trillion, to urge governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade.
This united commitment comes on the same day as the UN General Assembly adopts its 75th Declaration that recognises the urgent need for Member States to act to protect our planet and build back better. Alongside Walmart, Citigroup, Microsoft, JD.com, Hitachi, IKEA, Unilever, Axa, Mahindra Group and H&M, the VELUX Group urges governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade through the following statement:
Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let's protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources.
The planet is facing a serious climate and nature crisis and this requires extraordinary action. According to our values as a company, we strive to do more than most, so that’s why we have joined the Business for Nature, as we’ve made a strong commitment to take responsibility for not only our future but also the company’s entire historical CO2 through protection and restoration of invaluable original forests,
Business for Nature’s Call to Action is the first time so many businesses have stepped forward with the ambition of influencing discussions in the run up to delivering a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It follows recent and widespread calls from Conservation, Development and Humanitarian Organizations, Faith Groups, Cities, Indigenous Peoples and Youth groups for more ambitious action on nature to protect human and planetary health.
About Business for Nature
Business for Nature is a global coalition bringing together influential organisations and forward-thinking businesses. Together, we demonstrate business action and amplify a powerful business voice calling for governments to reverse nature loss. For more information, visit www.businessfornature.org.
About the VELUX Group
For almost 80 years, The VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2019, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.9 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 178 million in charitable grants. For more information, visit www.velux.com.