Sustainability is rooted in our DNA
been committed to sustainable development since its foundation in
Today sustainability and corporate social responsibility are
totally integral to our business. Our approach involves an ongoing
effort to reduce the carbon footprint and improve efficiency for
ourselves and our clients.
It also involves a commitment to act, at all times, responsibly,
on a human, ethical, economic and environmental level. We believe
that innovation, profitable business and sustainability go
hand-in-hand. This is embedded in the DNA of Grundfos.
We work with energy optimization
Over the past decades, we have worked consistently to optimize
sustainability and corporate social responsibility. For example,
since 1970, we have operated with the principle that each new pump
must be at least 10% more efficient than its predecessor. In 2005,
we were actively involved in the creation of the European energy
labelling scheme for residential heating circulators, which made it
easier for homeowners throughout Europe to both save money and
reduce their environmental impact.
But we also look at the way our business affects people, and aim
to improve the ways we work with our employees, customers,
suppliers and with the local communities in which we operate.
Continuous improvement is our objective in everything we do.
Grundfos has always taken corporate social
responsibility seriously. Here are some examples of what we have
1957: 'Hungary Help'
A charity ball is held to help out a group of Hungarian
immigrants to Denmark.
1968: Sheltered workshops
Grundfos founds its first sheltered workshop in Denmark. More will
Introduction of a policy that all new pumps must be at least 10%
more efficient than their predecessor.
1990: Code of Conduct
All Grundfos managers sign a code of conduct on how to act in a
1996: ISO 14001 certification
Grundfos achieves the International Environmental
Certification ISO 14001. All Grundfos holdings have since earned
ISO Certification too.
1999: Internal values
A Code of Ethics is introduced.
2000: OHSAS 18001
Grundfos achieves Occupational Health and Safety Management System
2002: UN Global Compact
Grundfos signs up for the UN Global Compact.
2003: ECO award
The Schleswig-Holstein council in Germany awards Grundfos for its
2006: Encouraging underprivileged young people
Young people with criminal records are enrolled into
Grundfos production facility work programmes.
Grundfos receives the California Fit Business Award.
2008: Footprint Strategy
Strategy is introduced that aims to minimise Grundfos' negative
impact on the climate and reduce CO2 emissions.
2010: Sustainable water projects
Launch of the global CSR programme 'Grundfos Brings Water to