June 01, 2016
The Grundfos Sustainability Progress Report 2015 is now ready. It reveals that while contributing to sustainable development, we ourselves are benefitting from our ambitions as well. However, the report not only shows positive results, but also exposes room for improvement.
Sustainability is a very important part of Grundfos’ DNA, and has been the basis for the way we conduct our business from the very beginning. We take responsibility for contributing to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet, perfectly in line with our purpose – to be a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology.
"As the basis for this report, we have identified ambition levels and objectives for the six focus areas, included in our sustainability work. This has put us in a position, where we can document an immediate, direct and measurable improvement on key sustainability indicators. However, it has also enabled us to identify areas, where we need to improve", says Karen Touborg, Group Senior Director for Environment, Health and Safety in the foreword to the report.
Several steps in the right directionDuring 2015, we have reduced our CO2 emission by 7 %, energy consumption by 3 % and our water consumption by 2 % compared to 2014. This is due to the track of our decisions about never emitting more CO2 than in 2008, and reducing our water consumption by 50 % before 2025.However, 2015 sent us back in some areas as well, as the ratio of lost times injuries increased by 10 %, compared to 2014. This development has already been turned, and in 2016, we will continue to demand better results within this area.
Find all the figures and read the full Grundfos Sustainability Progress Report 2015 here.