Hansgrohe SE Signs WIN Charter
Schiltach, June 2022. Hansgrohe SE is taking the next step in sustainable operations. By signing the WIN Charter, the Black Forest-based manufacturer of faucets and showerheads, has officially and verifiably committed itself to ecological, economic, and social responsibility. "The guiding principles are intended to have an impact in a wide variety of areas. For example, in addition to reducing emissions and our focus on product stewardship, we are also committed to the well-being of our employees, investing in sustainable innovations, and continuing to add regional value with our company," explains Hans Jürgen Kalmbach, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE. "We look forward to the inspiring exchange with the other members of the WIN Charter network." Hansgrohe is the 300th company from Baden-Württemberg to commit to the charter.
Rebecca Weigold Team Leader Sustainability explains: "We believe we are already well positioned in many areas relevant to the WIN Charter. In our corporate mission, we have manifested the value of "responsibility for people and the environment". We are therefore also focusing on these aspects in the WIN Charter. Our employees are our greatest asset, so their well-being is very important to us. At the same time, we aim to create incentives for a change in thinking, because this is important to reduce energy and emissions and meet our climate protection targets."
About the WIN Charter
The WIN Charter is a unique management system for a company's sustainable business practices. By signing the WIN Charter, WIN Charter companies make a clear commitment to their economic, ecological, and social responsibility. The WIN Charter was developed as an instrument for sustainably operating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as part of the sustainability strategy of the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is based on self-commitment, personal initiative, and external communication. By signing the WIN Charter, companies commit to comply with the twelve guiding principles of the WIN Charter and to further increase their sustainability.
About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 18,500 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 34 subsidiaries and 20 sales offices supplying products in 152 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 700 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by seven wholly-owned production facilities: four in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2021, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.365 billion. It employs around 5,400 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.