The US business magazine Fortune has included GROHE, provider of sanitary fittings, in this year’s “Change the World” ranking.
The list includes 50 international companies whose business strategies have a demonstrably positive impact on society. In their assessment, Fortune and its partners evaluated the quantifiable social benefit, economic viability and degree of innovation of different companies. GROHE is the only German company, and the only company in the sanitary industry, to be included in Fortune’s list.
In its decision statement, Fortune noted GROHE’s commitment to saving water and energy, as well as to avoiding waste. In particular, Fortune praised the recycling of 99 per cent of the water needed to manufacture GROHE kitchen and bathroom taps.
The new Sense and Sense Guard smart home system – which permits early detection and prevention of water damage – was also deemed exceptional by Fortune. Another product specifically named in Fortune’s official decision statement is the GROHE Blue kitchen tap, which delivers delicious filtered and chilled still, semi or sparkling water at the touch of a button. Compared to bottled mineral water, the system reduces CO2 emissions by 60 per cent.