On these pages we present the Grundfos initiatives on water, which functions as our CEO Water Mandate COP (Communication on Progress).
Because we can make a difference
Grundfos pumps supply millions of people with clean, safe water; individually or as parts of larger systems and solutions. The world needs and will continue to need water. By 2030 it is expected that the demand for water will have increased by 30 per cent. This is among other things caused by a global population increase, a growing Asian middleclass and a booming industrialisation in parts of the world. This calls for action from all parts of society – from governmental and nongovernmental organisations alike, and from the world of business. The world’s water challenge is a key issue to Grundfos, and we contribute to the solution.
Intelligent dormitory on the waterfront
The brand new Grundfos Dormitory on the waterfront in Aarhus, Denmark will help students reduce their consumption of resources and lead the way to a sustainable future. The Grundfos Dormitory is by no means an ordinary dormitory of its kind. It is intended to be used as a living laboratory in which to test new technology and gather information about residents’ water and energy consumption. The aim, among other things, is to reduce water consumption to an absolute minimum.
Sustainable growth on the political agenda
Grundfos is involved in the Danish government’s attempt to create sustainable growth in cooperation with leading Danish companies. Grundfos is playing a central part in the Danish government’s Growth Team for water, bio and environmental solutions, chaired by Carsten Bjerg, Group President of Grundfos. The Danish government wants the Growth Team to help ensure sustainable growth and green jobs in Denmark.
Successful cooperation ensures clean water in Kenya
Grundfos is working in close cooperation with the Kenyan government to bring clean water to poor areas of Kenya. Up to now, the Kenyan state has financed five Grundfos Lifelink water systems, which are owned and operated by water supply companies under licence from the Kenyan Ministry for Water.
Grundfos gathers decision-makers and water experts
The sharpest minds in the field of sustainable development all got together when Grundfos invited to a debate on water efficiency at the EU CleanTech Roundtable. The purpose of the roundtable is to build partnerships and hold discussions on sustainable development across countries and sectors, with a view to provide support followed by action from politicians and decision-makers in the EU.
Grundfos employees help relieve world water shortage
Employees at Grundfos are taking the world’s water challenges seriously and are actively getting involved in the battle to secure clean water to people in the north of Kenya. Water2Life is giving employees the opportunity to make a real difference and take responsibility. Water2Life is the employee programme at Grundfos in which employee volunteer to help out with activities and information work in their local company and raise donations to help provide poor people with clean water.