• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger elevator for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger elevator solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger elevator for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5500

        Find out how the Schindler 5500, our mid-rise passenger elevator for commercial buildings, lifts functionality and style to the next level.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger elevator for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & special elevators
    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our modernization solutions are expertly designed to improve your elevator's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency.

      • Schindler 1000 Plus

        We've designed the Schindler 1000 Plus elevator to bring new levels of comfort, efficiency. and style to the elevators in your residential building.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus elevator is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

    • Destination control
      • Overview

        The PORT technology revolutionizes the science of optimizing traffic flow through a building while offering personalized service and access control.

      • PORT Technology

        Our elevators are enabled for PORT Technology to reduce travel time, for higher passenger traffic capacity, for building security & personalized access.

      • Destination Control Technology

        Learn more about, Miconic 10, a revolutionary control system that groups passengers, and Schindler ID, our unique human interface system architecture.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services make it possible to turn your elevators into communication platforms. New possibilities to advertise!

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        This in-car media solution for elevators provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time, with minimal effort and maximum attention.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our new in-elevator multimedia experience will change the way passengers enjoy their elevator ride.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        We created the Schindler Ahead AdScreen to maximize your advertising effect with every elevator trip.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Explore our solutions that help keep elevators sanitary and safe.

      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives elevator passengers the control to interact with elevators using their smartphones.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in elevator cabins is sanitized and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

    • Packages
      • Overview

        Our Schindler Packages are designed to upgrade your elevator with a variety of options for comfort, accessibility or practicality.

      • Office

        Our Office Package for elevators helps to ensure hassle-free and efficient vertical mobility solutions for office buildings.

      • Security

        Make the most of your elevator to optimize tenant security and wellbeing, and as an active agent in combatting burglary and intrusion.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        The Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens, and the stylish, mirrored glass panel transforms user-elevator interaction into a unique, visual experience.

      • Catalog

        Create your own elevator car interior design. Find the ideal fit for functional, sophisticated, and innovative interior architecture concepts.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping malls in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for public transportation.

    • Modernization
      • Overview

        Our professional and highly experienced technicians can modernize your escalators and moving walks from simply installing updated components to performing a full replacement.

      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modernization kits

        Schindler offers modernization solutions in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance, all designed to bring your escalators and moving walks up-to-date, quickly and easily.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

  • Services
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

        Learn about the people, traditions, and values that motivate us to tackle the urban mobility challenges of the 21st century.

      • Inclusion and diversity

        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

      • Society

        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Discover the facts behind what makes Schindler a great company to work for.

    • Why Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – competitive salaries are just the start!

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

      • Training

        The key to maintaining Schindler’s proud legacy is by making sure that all our people – at every level – remain trained and ready.

      • Career development program

        Discover how we take our most talented young professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need people with experience and skill. Seasoned professionals make our elevator service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the extensive possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler.

    • Open positions
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  • About us
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    • Vision & Values
    • Code of Conduct
    • Social Responsibility
      • Overview

        The purpose of each enterprise is to create ‘shared value’. At Schindler we believe that we not only create value for stakeholders but for society at large.

      • Sustainable Communities

        Through our sustainable communities project, we intend to promote safe & child friendly sites, where children are safe, healthy & educated and enjoying their childhood.

      • Education

        Our Scholarship program Schindler Igniting Minds intends to promote technical education among the youth, by providing scholarships to meritorious students.

      • Employee Volunteering - Muskaan

        Through Muskaan, we provide volunteering opportunities to our people who are keen to engage in skill-based, short-term & longer-term volunteering projects.

    • Safety
      • Overview

        Safety is implicit in our products & services. We do not compromise on the safety & health of those who use our products or work for our business.

      • Tips for riders & owners

        Enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides by following these safety tips from Schindler.

      • Tips for kids

        Please follow these safety tips for kids. Parents, share these tips with your children today so they can enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides.

    • Elevator & Escalator Factory
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Plan & Design


Schindler has a global perspective on sustainability and focuses on the most relevant key performance indicators.

We Elevate... Sustainability

Sustainability is a dual commitment for Schindler: we want to fulfill our vision of leadership in urban mobility solutions and strive to optimize our environmental impact while investing in people and society. Over 150 years of history, Schindler has grown around the world being recognized as a responsible corporate citizen. We firmly intend to continue evolving along this path.

Mobility is essential in the world we live and work. Every day, more than 2 billion people all over the world place their trust in Schindler. That is why we are committed to continuously improve the environmental impact of our products and services along the whole life-cycle.

Schindler’s commitment to sustainability is enshrined in our Corporate Sustainability Policy, which defines our approach to sustainability based on three pillars – People, Planet, and Performance – and the journey we have embarked on regarding key sustainability challenges.

From design to recycling

From the first sketches in design, right through to disposal and recycling, environmental assessment considerations are an integral part of product development. The assessment rigidly follows the ISO 14040 standard and is embedded in the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, which is applied at Corporate Research and Development. Providing transparency in all phases.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

The EPD provides verified information on the environmental impact of a product. The declaration is based on a comprehensive LCA and follows the ISO 14025 guideline. A complex issue made understandable.

Life-cycle Assessment (LCA)

Schindler conducts Life-cycle Assessments of its products. The objective is to continuously improve the environmental performance of the product assessed. A holistic approach all the way.

Product Category Rules (PCR)

Product Category Rules (PCR) define the rules and requirements for EPDs of a certain product category. They are a key part of ISO 14025 as they enable transparency and comparability between EPDs.

Insights into the life-cycle outcome

Three-phase approach

The aim is to determine the environmental impact of the elevator system from development to disposal. Based on the PCR, the assessment is separated into three modules – upstream, core and downstream – covering the energy and material flow. To compare the performance of elevators results are given for the functional unit “tkm”. In addition, results are given per declared unit “lift” to provide information in the form required for building assessments.

Focus on material and energy

Energy efficiency has been improved dramatically, especially compared to the previous product generation. In the past, the operational phase accounted for the main impact, now operation has become less dominant compared to material at a relatively lower level. Thanks to continuous investment and effort in improving both energy and material efficiency.

Our mission... Lower emissions

Environmental Impact

In the LCA, impact assessment method CML 2001 and its related characterization factors were employed at the midpoint level as requested in the PCR (Environdec 2015, version 1.0), i.e. without normalization and weighting.

Selected environmental impact categories for this study were global warming (CML 2001, August 2016 version, IPCC 2013 100 year horizon), acidification (CML 2001 non-baseline, August 2016 version), eutrophication (CML 2001 baseline, August 2016 version), photochemical ozone creation (CML 2001, baseline, high NOx, August 2016 version), abiotic depletion of elements (CML 2001, baseline, August 2016 version), and abiotic depletion of fossil fuels (CML 2001, baseline, August 2016 version).

The European electricity supply mix UCTE was applied for the operation of elevator.

Impacts per functional unit contribution by life-cycle phases

The PCR defines the following functional unit for product comparison. The function unit is the result of a load transported over a distance, expressed in ton - kilometer [tkm]

According to the PCR the functional unit is calculated as the average load (% Q) multiplied by the distance traveled over the lifetime (sRSL).
FU= % Q × sRSL
FU = 3’035 tkm
% Q = 60 kg
sRSL = 50’589 km

The average load is determined applying the percentage for usage class 4 defined in Table 3 of ISO 25745 – 2 where Q is the lift rated load [kg].

The travel distance refers to a usage period of 20 years with 365 days of operation, an elevator speed of 1.6 m/s and a frequency of 750 trips per day as defined by ISO 25745-2 for usage class 4. Applying the functional unit approach permits comparison of different elevator systems per unit of tkm, but the comparison is appropriate only for elevators in the same usage category. Whereby 0.42 tkm of a Schindler 5500 represent about one day of operation in its representative environment and usage category.

Optional information: impacts per unit “lift” contribution by life-cycle phases

The following optional information goes beyond the requirements defined in the PCR.

Information per unit “lift” is included following the approach of the declared unit used in building assessment. The declared representative unit is a typical configuration of the Schindler 5500 (see definition of configuration on page 3). The results per “lift” provide an example of a typical environmental impact of Schindler 5500. The figures shown in the following table are based on a reference service life of 20 years, corresponding to the designed lifetime without considering a modernization.

Over a life cycle of 20 years, the total impact of the analyzed Schindler 5500 elevator system is 39.8 t CO2- equivalent.

Energy without exposure

Energy efficiency

Increasing energy efficiency is essential in order to reduce the environmental impact of the elevator and the building. The longest phase in the life cycle is the usage phase, which can be up to 30 years, depending on maintenance and modernization.

Schindler energy efficiency calculations and evaluation corresponds to the ISO 25745-2 and additional information regarding express zones are considered according PCR Lifts. The Schindler 5500 example is classified as B, whereby A indicates the best efficiency class in a range from A to G. The classification always refers to a specific configuration and is measured at the installation site. Usage pattern, load capacity, energy saving options and site conditions influence the final rating.