AHEAD OF THE GAME
Leading sanitary fittings provider Grohe has announced that it is exceeding its sustainability objectives.
The German company has published its second sustainability report, covering business operations for 2015/16.
It has also revealed that for 2016 it almost exceeded by double a target of reducing its water abstraction by nine per cent compared to 2013.
The firm was also able to increase its energy efficiency to more than 14 per cent in the same period of time, the target being almost 9%.
Grohe further reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by almost a quarter, the target also being just under 9%. And it is also pursuing a goal of increasing energy efficiency by 20% by 2020 and reducing its carbon footprint by 20%.
Thomas Fuhr, Executive Director Operations at Grohe, said: “We are firmly convinced that sustainability and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, an organisation’s future viability and economic success largely depend on its sustainability. The well-being of future generations can best be secured if sustainability also pays off economically.”