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2014-05-26

Grundfos: Grundfos cuts CO2 while growing its business

The Grundfos Group does what many responsible companies only dream of: it is
generating economic growth while reducing its environmental footprint.
In addition, its employees are involved in providing clean drinking water for
their fellow citizens around the world. These are parts of the messages in
the Group's reporting on sustainability for 2013.

Back in 2008, Grundfos set a goal of never emitting more CO2than it did that
particular year, even though the company had comprehensive growth plans. This
goal has been reached. Grundfos has managed to reduce its CO2emission by 20
per cent, while simultaneously increasing turnover by 22 per cent since 2008.
In addition to this, the Group has been able to reduce its energy consumption
by nine per cent during the same period. Also, the company's water usage has
been strongly reduced by a total of 28 per cent since 2008.

"When we tell our customers, they should have sustainability and energy
efficiency in mind out of consideration for their own finances and the global
climate alike, our arguments have more impact if we lead the way and do it
ourselves. Our promise from 2008 was extremely ambitious, but by using the
latest technologies, for instance motors and pumps, and involving the
employees, we have succeeded quite well,"
states Group Vice President of Quality and Sustainability, Pernille Blach
Hansen.

Grundfos' pump solutions are used all over the world, among other things for
providing access to clean drinking water. Also, Grundfos' employees are
involved in this purpose, where they with their own funds have donated water
systems in Kenya and Vietnam. The project is called Water2Life and has raised
180,000 Euro to secure access to clean drinking water for thousands of
people.

Furthermore, employees from Grundfos companies in several countries have
installed water saving aerators on taps in many of the factories, offices and
in their own private homes as part of an internal campaign focusing on water
savings.

In addition, the report shows that Grundfos has the ambition to reserve at
least three per cent of its production workforce for people with special
needs. That number has now reached four per cent. For 46 years, Grundfos has
integrated physically and mentally handicapped people, socially exposed and
others into the company.

Further reading:
http://magazines.grundfos.com/Grundfos/SU/UK/GrundfosSustainabilityData2...

For further information
Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Group Vice President, Corporate Communication
M +45 3052 5020
T +45 8750 6900
Ekskibsted@grundfos.com

http://www.grundfos.com

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Source: Grundfos via Globenewswire

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