At Kohler, we believe that the path to a better place is a constant endeavor—that better business and a better environment go hand in hand. It is our responsibility to work in harmony with nature and, in everything we do, stay mindful of our responsibility to future generations. This is the foundation of Kohler Co.’s Believing In Better® philosophy, and it drives our thinking and action around our stewardship and environmental sustainability.
We are working hard to reduce our environmental impact. We have committed to a goal of sending no solid waste to landfills, reducing or offsetting 100% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing our water usage – a program we call Net Zero 2035. We’re driving growth and innovation by developing products that have lower environmental impacts over their entire life cycle and are systematically incorporating sustainability into the product development process itself.
In September 2015 the United Nations introduced a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. As we look to the future, we are working to align our sustainability practices with these bold goals. We are learning as we go, but we believe more firmly than ever that integrating business and environmental practices is undeniably better—for our company, our associates, our customers and the environment. We believe, for us, it’s the only way forward.