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Ger­man brand, Grohe, a lead­ing global name for com­plete bath­room so­lu­tions and kitchen fit­tings, was re­cently recog­nised as one of the top three most sus­tain­able big com­pa­nies in Ger­many, awarded by the Ger­man Sus­tain­abil­ity Award Foun­da­tion. It hon­ours com­pa­nies that have suc­cess­fully achieved a lead­ing po­si­tion in the "Big Com­pa­nies" cat­e­gory, and which com­bine eco­nomic suc­cess with so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion in an ex­em­plary man­ner.

The gala event was held in Dus­self­dorf. It is Europe's big­gest award for eco­log­i­cal and so­cial com­mit­ment in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

"I am de­lighted about the out­stand­ing recog­ni­tion that we, thanks to our com­mit­ment, re­ceived from one of Europe's key sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives," said Thomas Fuhr, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, op­er­a­tions at Grohe and board mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for sus­tain­abil­ity. "The fact that we were able to achieve this ex­cel­lent re­sult for the third time con­firms the con­ti­nu­ity and in­ten­sity with which we at Grohe pur­sue sus­tain­abil­ity. We will con­tinue to de­velop and pro­duce in­no­va­tive and sus­tain­able prod­ucts that en­able our cus­tomers to use wa­ter and en­ergy ef­fi­ciently." The jury em­pha­sised the fact that Grohe is con­stantly work­ing on launch­ing sus­tain­able prod­ucts and de­vel­op­ing them fur­ther.

In ad­di­tion, the jury also favourably re­viewed Grohe’s sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion

pro­cesses in a re­source-in­ten­sive in­dus­try. Thanks to its own melt­ing fur­naces, Grohe is able to con­trol the com­po­si­tion of their al­loys. Grohe Light, for ex­am­ple, con­tains 35% less lead than con­ven­tional al­loys.

The com­pany also saves car­bon emis­sions with their com­bined heat and power plants and since 2014, has cut down on their wa­ter con­sump­tion by 16.4%.

One of the new prod­ucts from the man­u­fac­turer, which in­te­grates tech­nol­ogy and sus­tain­abil­ity is the Eu­pho­ria SmartCon­trol shower. The sur­face-mounted in­stal­la­tion pro­vides a sig­nif­i­cantly slim form of the SmartCon­trol con­trol unit as well as con­ve­nient tem­per­a­ture reg­u­la­tion, thanks to the Gro­htherm ther­mo­stat.

Fea­tur­ing multi-jet shower heads, the smart shower sys­tem’s cen­tre­piece is the com­bined, front-mounted push and turn con­trol unit. Es­pe­cially de­signed pic­tograms called EasyLogic pro­vide in­tu­itive op­er­a­tion. The knobs can reg­u­late the amount of wa­ter, depend­ing on one’s in­di­vid­ual mood, from a gen­tle shower to a vig­or­ous re­fresh­ment. By push­ing a but­ton, the spray types can be selected. The first but­ton, for ex­am­ple, ac­ti­vates the Eu­pho­ria hand­shower or the Eu­pho­ria Cube stick, of­fer­ing max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity so that the wa­ter can be di­rected ex­actly where it is needed. The but­ton in the mid­dle pro­vides full SmartCon­trol power. Thanks to the new Ac­tiveRain jet ver­sion — one can choose be­tween a pow­er­ful jet spray that flushes out the sham­poo or a con­cen­trated jet spray that is gen­tle yet re­lax­ing. The third but­ton with its gen­tle PureRain spray of­fers a shower ex­pe­ri­ence of ul­ti­mate re­lax­ation. Af­ter switch­ing off the wa­ter, the sys­tem au­to­mat­i­cally saves the selected flow rate un­til the next shower.

Con­sumers can also re­duce the wa­ter con­sump­tion of their shower by up to 40% with the SprayDim­mer. This con­tin­u­ously vari­able fea­ture al­lows users to re­duce the wa­ter flow rate in the SmartRain spray mode of the Grohe show­er­head— without com­pro­mis­ing on the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Eu­pho­ria SmartCon­trol shower sys­tem.

SmartCon­trol panel to reg­u­late wa­ter flow.

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