Fully operational from 2018, our project that aimed to improve the efficiency of our disassembly activities in Denmark recycled almost 15,000 pumps (May - December 2018) and able to provide work opportunities for our colleagues with reduced work capacity.
In Uganda we partnered with Water Mission for a water kiosk project, funded by the Icelandic government. In total, we have supplied 108 AQtaps; 52 are already in use and 56 are being installed early in 2019.
Did You Know?
At Grundfos, we truly appreciate initiatives by our employees to bring our values to life. Since 2009 we have been running our annual Future Now Award programme to encourage employees to generate ideas about how we can reduce our environmental footprint. We receive inspiring ideas, among other things, how to recycle the water we use, harvest rainwater and reduce energy consumption. In 2016, we extended the awards to cover health & safety/social issues.
The progress report is organised according to the main ways that we target responsibility: Green at heart, passionate about water, responsible, ethics and integrity.
Green at heart
We offer solutions that use as little energy as possible and take an iterative approach to integrating sustainability into our business, making tangible improvements year-on-year.
This chapter is divided into three topics: Energy-efficient products and solutions, product life cycle, and environmental footprint.
Passionate about water
We believe our technology offers viable solutions that can be installed across the globe, giving people safe and reliable access to readily available sources of drinking water.
This chapter is split into the two topics: Water for all, with sub-sections Water2Life and Lifelink; and Partnerships for water.
Our employees are at the heart of everything we do; the engine that keeps the company running. Our social sustainability initiatives aim to make a difference for wider society too.
This chapter is divided into:Occupational health and safety, learning and development, employee satisfaction, diversity and inclusion, and local communities.
Ethics and integrity
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching. We are deeply committed to being an ethical organisation from the top down and live up to our responsible to respect human rights wherever possible. This chapter has sections on legal compliance, human rights & forced labour and sustainable supply chain.
The Sustainability Report 2018 combined with Grundfos’ Annual Report 2018 constitutes Grundfos’ Communication on Progress (COP) under the UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate Report.The combined report ensures compliance with the requirements of Section 99 a & b of the Danish Financial Statements Act (Årsregnskabsloven) on corporate social responsibility and reporting on the gender composition of management.
This microsite serves to provide highlights to the Grundfos Sustainability Report 2018 and is not the report. To view the Sustainability Report 2018, click here.