GROHE, a leading manufacturer of bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has now achieved carbon neutral production – a pivotal milestone in its long-term commitment to sustainability.
The initiative contributes to a central goal of parent company LIXIL’s sustainability strategy of which GROHE has been a part of since 2014: by 2050, achieve net-zero carbon emissions from housing and lifestyle solutions as well as operations.
In order to achieve carbon-neutral production, GROHE has been using green electricity at all five LIXIL EMENA production sites, and in the German logistics centres since July 2019.
In addition, the brand is investing in solar technology, combined heat and power plants and manufacturing processes such as 3D metal-printing, to ensure they are creating a value chain that conserves resources.
GRPHE’s dedicated testing laboratory in Hemer has also seen increased recycling of materials and, as a result, GROHE has been able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by around 40% (since 2014).
‘The initiative ties in seamlessly with the numerous measures in our plants that promote the reduction of the carbon footprint and conserve resources. We are very proud to be a pioneer in our industry with GROHE goes ZERO,’ says Thomas Fuhr, COO Fittings LIXIL International and CEO of Grohe AG. ‘And we are directly aiming for the next step: by the end of 2021 we want to make all our sales offices worldwide climate-neutral.’