Tuesday 5 May 2020

Bathroom and kitchen brand Grohe achieves carbon-neutral production

Bathroom and kitchen brand Grohe achieves carbon-neutral production

Grohe has now become carbon-neutral in its production operations.

The global bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings brand has converted all of its production plants as well as logistics centres in Germany to run on green electricity.

The company's plant in Thailand is 'the most sustainable plant in Southeast Asia' with solar panels being installed on the building's entire roof, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by almost 2,000 tonnes per year.

Since 2015, Grohe has also invested in block heat and power plants at German plants in Hemer and Lahr, resulting in savings of 4,750 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

To offset its carbon dioxide emissions, Grohe has invested in two projects - a hydroelectric plant in India, which generates power fed into the North Indian grid and replaces conventionally generated electricity, which mainly comes from coal-fired power plants and secondly a project in Malawi which repairs boreholes used for clean water supply.

Thomas Fuhr, CEO of Grohe, said: "Yet, as the world’s population continues to rise, urbanisation, water consumption and a changing environment continue to generate challenges.

"As industry leader, Grohe is ready to rise to these challenges. We are passionate about quality, technology, design and sustainability."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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