Taking Responsibility – Acting Sustainably
We focus on three central issues: responsible business practices, social responsibility and ecological awareness. Only with such a farsighted corporate culture can we be successful – now and in the future. From the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a sustainable future, we have explicitly committed ourselves to five goals.
Hansgrohe is Committed to the Environment, Employees and Society
Our founder's son Klaus Grohe was an early advocate of sustainability. He made environmentally conscious thinking and action a principle at Hansgrohe: In 1987, Hansgrohe was one of the first manufacturers in the sanitary industry to release a water-saving shower. At the same time, we launched numerous projects to ensure that production at our plants was environmentally friendly and resource-efficient. Even the green color of our premium brand's logo is deliberately chosen – a symbol of the "Green Company" from the Black Forest.
Focus on People and the EnvironmentIn our corporate philosophy, we focus on fair, human interaction, based on mutual trust and appreciation for one another. This mission statement is reflected in the way we work together at Hansgrohe. The dignity of each individual counts – every day. An attitude that is also reflected in our social commitment.
However, living well together also requires an intact environment. We believe, protecting and preserving the environment is indispensable – especially for Hansgrohe. As a guideline for our actions, we have committed ourselves to these five UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- Good health and well-being
- Clean water and sanitation
- Decent work and economic growth
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
Climate Neutrality* is the Goal
Hansgrohe employees identify with the sustainable orientation of their "Green Company". They carry the green idea forward with their own ideas and individual projects become a large whole. We will focus on climate neutrality*.
By 2022, all Hansgrohe sites with all production facilities, subsidiaries and sales offices worldwide are to be climate neutral*. Climate neutrality refers to greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 and 2 (direct emissions and consumed energy at the sites) according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Wherever possible, the Hansgrohe Group actively reduces these emissions. The remaining emissions are offset by recognized, certified climate protection projects.
Emissions from internal processes and plants, as well as emissions from the generation of purchased energy, are included in this calculation.
We aim to achieve climate neutrality* for the entire company, including products. For this step, we calculate
- the raw materials used,
- logistics and
- all products
with regard to their climate neutrality*.
* Climate neutrality refers to greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 and 2 (direct emissions and consumed energy at the sites) according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Wherever possible, the Hansgrohe Group actively reduces these emissions. The remaining emissions are offset by recognized, certified climate protection projects.