Our employee programme
Grundfos employees help relieve world water shortage
In 2008, a Grundfos employee suggested that as Grundfos is producing pump systems designed for developing countries, why don’t we as employees collect funds to help some of the poorest areas of the world access to clean water? This led to the creation of our employee programme: Water2Life.
Global climate changes and imbalances are putting a continuously stronger strain on the world’s water situation. Floods, drought and pollution are some of the challenges that poor people in particular are facing on a daily basis. Our employees want to take responsibility and help alleviate some of these water challenges in order to give these people access to one of the fundamentals of life: clean water.
Partnerships with local NGOs
Water2Life is based on partnerships with local NGOs, local businesses and the local people. Working through partnerships is one of the key factors for Water2Life and for making Water2Life so well received by the locals in the areas where Water2Life operates. It ensures a sustainable and long termed development. We partnered with Red Cross in Kenya, Thrive Networks in Vietnam, and with Watermission in Honduras.
How we collect and donate
Grundfos employees collect funds through different activities. Water2Life ambassadors arrange these activities together with their colleagues. Together they work voluntarily for a good cause while socialising with colleagues across the organisation.
One of the most amazing parts of the programme is the multiplier effect of donations: financial gifts made by Grundfos employees are matched by the company and by our NGO partner. The result: the final donation is quadrupled.