In Grundfos we strive to influence a sustainable development in the world. Through different commitments and partnerships, we share our expertise to promote sustainable growth and innovation.
UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption. Grundfos has signed the UN Global Compact, and among others this is reflected in our Supplier Code of Conduct which is based on this framework of requirements.
CEO Water Mandate
The CEO Water Mandate is a public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation, and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices. Grundfos have since 2011 been active in sharing its water initiatives through the CEO Water Mandate.
Caring for Climate
Caring for Climate was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. Caring for Climate endeavours to help prevent a climate change crisis by mobilizing a critical mass of business leaders to implement and recommend climate change solutions and policies. The initiative helps companies to advance practical solutions, share experiences, inform public policy as well as shape public attitudes. Through Caring for Climate Grundfos shares best practice cases and gets access to influential and experience peers.
Climate-KIC is the largest public-private innovation partnership focusing on climate change in Europe. Members are companies, academic institutions and the public sector. As the world largest pump manufacturer, and with an ever increasing customer demand for future comfort and clean water, Grundfos is determined to decrease the CO2 impact of pumps and pumping systems. Grundfos’ participation in Climate KIC helps accelerate for our efforts within this area.
RBE (Rådet for Bæredygtig Erhversudvikling) is a collection of ambitious Danish organisations, that wish to proactively contribute to a more sustainable business in Denmark. RBE is an important forum for Grundfos, because we can contribute to drive business development in a more sustainable direction. At the same time, Grundfos uses RBE to collect knowledge, inspiration and tools to develop our own progress within sustainable business practices in Denmark and international.
Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance
How do you implement a “Smart Grid” on a national scale? A part of the solution is to reduce the overall energy consumption through energy efficient products which has, and still is, a main course of action for Grundfos. Another part of the solution is to look not only at “traditional” demand-response systems for electrical energy, but also to dive into opportunities with shifting thermal energy into the Smart Grid mix. Intelligent Energy is an interest group that, with Grundfos as a participant, discusses solutions for these areas.
Active House Alliance
Active House Alliance is a non-profit organisation supported and managed by the involved partners. It is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on the climate.
In Grundfos, we believe, that it is important to think holistically on buildings and utilising active systems to get the energy savings, we need, and still deliver the comfort, if we want to see a major impact on the climate challenges from buildings. This is what the alliance seeks to demonstrate, make accessible and to build into building codes, and therefore Grundfos has chosen to engage in the alliance.
Nordic Built is initiated by the Nordic Ministers for Trade and Industry. They focus on combining strengths and providing attractive and effective arenas for collaboration between the Nordic countries regarding how to build in a more sustainable way.
The participating parties are primarily architects, consulting engineers, contractors and some manufacturers. The aim is to share knowledge and inspire to build more sustainable with a Nordic touch.
Solar Decathlon is an international competition where universities and institutes compete in the category ”Design and Build a Solar House that is Energy Independent”. Grundfos supports DTU’s 2014 team.
The Solar Decathlon competition plays an important role in showcasing and teaching how energy-plus homes can be built using existing technologies in new ways. The competition between the complete houses designed and built by students is on energy and comfort (and further criteria), which we in Grundfos consider as the right way of thinking. Grundfos and DTU already have strong partnerships in many areas, and therefore it was natural for us to support the DTU students’ participation in the 2014 Solar Decathlon competition.