KALDEWEI, Ahlen, March 2023 – The ice is melting, oceans are drowning in plastic waste and biodiversity is rapidly declining. In short: The events of the climate crisis are coming thick and fast. To prevent the worst from happening, a change of mind towards circularity is needed as soon as possible. KALDEWEI’s first sustainability report – the Luxstainability® Report – shows how KALDEWEI is committed to the environment, in what way the company promotes real recyclability and the goals it has set itself.
“Sustainable developments start with design and the choice of materials. At this point it is decided how recyclable a product will be at the end of its life cycle,” says Franz KALDEWEI, CEO of KALDEWEI, in the Luxstainability® Report. For more than 100 years, KALDEWEI has been making high-quality bathroom objects from sophisticated steel enamel. Steel enamel is 100 percent circular making it one of the most recyclable materials in the bathroom. However, the family business is nont content with just this innately sustainable product DNA. The processing of bluemint® Steel is another step towards CO2-free production and every end product in the nature protect series has its carbon footprint reduced by up to 70 percent.
Official commitments for climate protection
The seriousness of CO2 reduction and climate protection for Franz KALDEWEI is demonstrated by his signature on the Science Based Targets. KALDEWEI was the first sanitary company, to join over 2,000 other companies, in committing to complying with the 2015 Paris Climate Protection Agreement, which limits global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Today, well ahead of the official obligation to report on sustainability from 2025 in accordance with the new CSR Directive, which will be adopted at EU level in November 2022, KALDEWEI is providing insight into measures and targets for climate protection with regard to economic, ecological and social aspects in its Luxstainability® Report.
In addition to the company’s sustainable orientation, commitment to the environment is fundamental to Franz KALDEWEI. For more than five years, his company has been a partner of WWF Germany in the implementation of a WWF marine protection program and will continue to work together in the coming years - this time with a focus on the promotion of reusable packaging in Germany.
The Luxstainability® Report was created based on the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and can be downloaded in full here: Luxstainability® Report from KALDEWEI.
Source: Franz KALDEWEI GmbH & Co. KG. Copy requested