Sustainability has always been an important part of our DNA at Grundfos and much focus and effort has been directed at ensuring that every contributory factor comes under scrutiny. Two recent tangible examples of this are, a partnership with the Danish Refugee Council to secure access to water and sanitation in some of the world’s largest refugee communities, and the second would be the way Grundfos is delivering water in an urban settlement in Nairobi in a unique and innovative way.
Another clear indicator of commitment is the recently updated Grundfos Code of Conduct - that now includes an even stronger commitment to upholding human rights and clearly outlines anti-corruption initiatives - as well as showing how we are continuing with our efforts within the area of social responsibility. This for instance is exemplified by an initiative in Mexico, where our production company plays a key part in getting former criminals back on track through employment.
Other on-going and successful initiatives can be found in our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. We have cut CO2 emission by 7.2%, our water consumption by 5% and our energy use by 2% in 2016.