ABB Australia was named the winner for Excellence in Sustainability at the 2020-2021 Swedish Business in Australia Awards. ABB has received this recognition from the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce for the way its innovative products and solutions for smart cities, manufacturing and transportation are driving long-term sustainability outcomes for customers and enabling the transition to a low-carbon society.
Comments from the judges highlighted ABB’s leading role in enabling sustainable outcomes:
“A true champion in providing products, expertise and services with technologies addressing energy consumption being at the core of fighting Global Warming.”
“ABB is clearly a global leader in technologies that will make the world more sustainable. It's so good that their offering of products, technologies, skills and know-how is applied to the Australian market, be it in smarter buildings, energy production or transport.”
ABB is supporting sustainable mobility across the entire e-mobility value chain, offering a complete range of solutions for the electrification of buses, commercial vehicles, passenger cars, ships and railways. ABB provides not only electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, but also critical EV charging network components, such as substations, energy storage systems and eco-friendly switchgear.
For industrial, commercial and residential environments, applying ABB’s smart building technology enhances energy efficiency and reduces electricity consumption, which when fully implemented can deliver a 30 percent reduction in energy costs.
In Australia, ABB has demonstrated a number of ‘firsts’ when it comes to applying its technology to projects leading the way in sustainable design and engineering: South Australia’s first 10-Star rated home, Western Australia’s first electric bus route, and the largest healthcare building automation project in the southern hemisphere with Calvary Adelaide Hospital.
“It’s clear that the innovative use of technology is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ABB is helping more and more customers achieve their sustainability goals and reduce their energy use, particularly in industry, buildings and transport – sectors that together account for nearly three-quarters of global energy consumption,” said David Sullivan, head of ABB Australia’s Electrification business.
“We are very proud to be acknowledged by the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce for our genuine focus on sustainability through the application of our technology and expertise.
“ABB is not only enabling sustainable building and transport projects in Australia; we are also leading the dialogue and encouraging engagement in these sectors in Australia through our involvement in key industry groups,” added Sullivan.
“As technology leaders, we feel we have a responsibility and desire to engage government, industry and the community in broader discussions about smart cities and the built environment, and how together, through policy, investment and technology, we can create sustainable infrastructure that supports long-term sustainable living.”