At the German Sustainability Awards ceremony, Grohe was named as a top three company in the category of ‘Germany’s Most Sustainable Big Companies 2020’.
The jury identified Grohe’s 360-degree sustainability approach and progress in saving resources. “We are proud that our holistic sustainability approach, which we integrate into all of GROHE’s areas of activity, has enabled us to achieve a top ranking at the German Sustainability Award,” said Thomas Fuhr, CEO of Grohe AG. “Our daily experience shows that economic success and sustainable business practice do not have to be mutually exclusive. This award confirms our consistent pursuit of our sustainability goals and at the same time motivates us to further increase our commitment.”
Grohe has a recycling rate of more than 96 per cent and is the first leading sanitary brand to look at how innovative manufacturing methods such as 3D metal printing can save on material use.
The company also says an individual’s daily water consumption can be reduced by up to 50% through the use of products equipped with Grohe EcoJoy flow-limiting technology – meaning that a family of four can save up to 31,400 litres of water per year.
Grohe has set itself the goal of achieving CO2-neutral production at all its production sites worldwide as part of the ‘Grohe goes zero’ project. In July, all five global production sites and the logistics centres in Germany were converted to green electricity and when the new fiscal year begins in April 2020, the brand will offset unavoidable CO2 emissions by means of two compensation projects.