It s in the news every day Temperatures are constantly increasing sea levels are rising and glaciers are melting Needless to say these developments have a major impact on our lives Since CO2 emissions are one of the main rea sons for climate change GROHE is now heading towards an important breakthrough by 2020 the global brand has set itself the goal of being the first leading manufacturer in the sanitary industry to achieve carbon neutral produc tion Indeed GROHE converted all its production plants to run on green electricity in July 2019 The sanitary man ufacturer will offset unavoidable CO2 emissions through two compensation projects a hydroelectric power station in India and a borehole maintenance project in Malawi which are based on extremely stringent crite ria such as the Gold Standard developed under the aegis of the WWF Here in addition activities also contribute to sustainable ecological and social development in the local environment This milestone is the logical outcome of the sustainability efforts that GROHE has pursued so far to conserve resources In its product lines the brand invests in research and development to produce in telligent sustainable solutions that help to save water energy and waste without compromising on comfort and performance Plus GROHE is constantly enhancing the sustainability of its manufacturing processes with mate rial saving technologies like 3D metal printing This atti tude also applies to whole production plants GROHE has invested in block heat and power plants in two of their German production plants in Hemer and Lahr For the plant in Klaeng in Thailand GROHE was also award ed a silver certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB After the expansion of the factory build ing in 2017 it s now the most sustainable production plant of its kind in Southeast Asia GROHE GOES ZERO Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time GROHE is taking a big step towards a sustainable future and has committed itself to the goal of making its production carbon neutral by 2020 Photovoltaic panels are installed on the roof of the factory building in Klaeng reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 2 000 tonnes per year BEYOND WATER BATHROOM KITCHEN AND WATER STORIES 86 87 Master en 193x257 GROHE BW Magazine 1 2019 Content 150dpi 86 11 11 19 17 19

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