Green at heart

Karen Touborg

Sustainability is our business

The story of Grundfos begins in 1945, with a young visionary wanting to solve a neighbour's problem. He solved it by building a pump and gaining him access to clean water. Today, we are still doing the same thing, except our neighbours and the problems we help solve are global, and energy and resource efficiency are key drivers for us. Poul Due Jensen’s belief in innovation and responsibility remains in our DNA, and it is the driving force for our business.

At the same time, we know that sustainability is a journey, not a destination and what makes a business sustainable is continually changing. We stay abreast on the latest developments and continually work to improve ourselves. We know that we can always do better. 

Facts about pumps

Pumps: the unsung energy hero

Did you know that 90% of pumps in the world are inefficient?

By switching every pump to an efficient one, the world would save 2 billion m3 of water, or eight times of Denmark's annual water consumption!

The world faces an unprecedented growing population and its limited resources of water and energy continue to dwindle. In order to move with times, we need innovative solutions that conserve water and energy. With the right pumps, we are not just saving water and energy. We are combatting climate change and helping the planet.

Find out more.

Sustainability Report 2019