The Wilo Group was awarded the renowned 2018 National German Sustainability Award as one of the top three of “Germany’s most sustainable large companies 2018.” In making the award, the high-profile jury, under the patronage of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, president of Germany, stated the emphasis Wilo puts on resource-saving high-efficiency products and the holistic approach of the globally active group.
“Future-oriented company management means sustainably maintaining the balance between the economy, the environment and social issues,” commented Oliver Hermes, CEO of WILO SE. “We see this as our obligation and our responsibility, also for the sake of future generations.”
This obligation and responsibility is true for both the company’s digital transformation as well as its making of inroads into new markets. Within this context, Hermes made explicit mention of intelligently networked conurbations, the so-called ‘smart urban areas.’
“These are the future markets, in which urban infrastructures and many spheres of life will be interconnected, both digitally and smartly,” Hermes explained. “Today already, half of mankind is living in urban areas, with this trend rapidly on the rise.”
All the challenges of current mega trends are therefore concentrated in these areas, e.g. digitalization, water shortages, power shortages or urbanization. As a digital pioneer of the pump industry, Wilo will also be developing resource-efficient smart solutions to meet these demands.
The prize is one of the most renowned prizes of its type in Europe. Wilo has been able to compete with companies such as IKEA and now ranks in terms of sustainability with companies such as Deutsche Telekom and TUI.
Wilo won over the jury with factors ranging from its product portfolio to the building of a new company headquarters.