Group Environmental Policy
Grundfos operates at all times and in all places to maximize the
positive impact and minimize the negative impact of our
In other words, sustainability and responsibility are integral
to our way of doing business. Below, you can find a number of
examples of how we are working to be responsible and stay
Optimized working environment
Grundfos will contribute openly and actively to the improvement of
the internal as well as the external environment and work
proactively to maximize health and safety standards in the
Staying ahead of environmental
Grundfos complies with all national and international
environmental requirements as a minimum. Our efforts within this
field will primarily be preventive. In all production companies, we
will achieve the relevant environmental management
Investing in sustainability
Within financially justifiable limits, Grundfos will continue to
develop new products and processes to minimize the environmental
strain and reduce the consumption of resources throughout the
The environmental strain throughout the entire life of each
product (the lifecycle energy efficiency) must be assessed and
reported. Where possible, products will be designed so that they
can be re-used, or recycled. Eventual safe disposal of product and
packaging will also be considered and addressed during the design
phase of each new product.
Taking responsibility for outdated or unserviceable
Grundfos service departments will receive or repair old or
unserviceable pumps or advise on appropriate disposal options.
Dispose of our own assets responsibly
Grundfos will dispose of its own assets so as to minimize any
potential negative eco impact.
As green as we can be, wherever we can
The eco impact of our activities is considered at all times.
Grundfos will employ the most energy efficient technology and
cleanest manufacturing methods whenever financially and technically
High standards of corporate social responsibility in our
Group purchases will be based on partnerships characterized by
high ethics and the greatest possible consideration for the
Buildings, plants and technical equipment must be maintained to
a high standard of safety and environmentally sound materials must
be used. Contractors working at Group construction sites are
subject to the same working environment requirements as the Group's
Encouraging eco thinking
Through education and information, the Group will motivate
employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to become
Using the same material again and again and
The world needs us to act, not just to think about
When it comes to the environment, good intentions are not enough -
actions are really all that count. We believe that recycling is
absolutely crucial and therefore we act accordingly. This means
focussing on every component and every piece of material involved
in our business.
Each component counts
At Grundfos we are very concerned about how we use the materials
our pumps are made of. We monitor every process during the
development and production of our pumps and pump systems. We also
make sure that when a pump is taken out of commission, the parts
can be separated and recycled.
Between 90 and 98 % of a typical Grundfos pump can be recycled.
These figures illustrate just how much of each component can go
directly into "material circulation" when it has been
decommissioned. A further 2 to 8% of the pump can then be
incinerated and used for heating.
Really nearly there and still improving
Only between 0 - 2.5% of the Grundfos pump cannot be re-used or
recycled, because it is not yet technologically possible to recycle
Our attitude towards sustainable development is that there is
always room for improvement. This has led us create the goal of
using 3% less material in any new product, than was used in its
predecessor. We have not yet reached this goal for all new products
but we are confident that we will. This is vital - both today and
tomorrow - when it comes to being responsible.