Grohe has received a top ranking in the German Sustainability Award, presented in Dusseldorf.
The German Sustainability Award is an initiative of the German Sustainability Award Foundation and is endorsed by the Federal Government, civil society organisations and research institutions. The awards are in their eighth year.
The judges awarded Grohe a top-three ranking in the category ‘Germany’s Most Sustainable Major Companies of 2015’ for its “exemplary progress achieved in sustainability”.
Some of the technologies produced by Grohe include electronically operated taps that save water and energy and the Grohe Blue kitchen system, which reduces a household’s carbon footprint and waste volume.
“We are working to become the sanitary industry’s most sustainable company by 2020,” said chief executive Michael Rauterkus. “I take pride in our company being named one of Germany’s most sustainable major companies, which I believe to be a clear signal that we are making great strides towards our objective.
“Our ambition is to be a role model for the sanitary fittings industry and I hope that many companies will follow our lead and define themselves on the theme of sustainability as much as they do on their products and services.”