BJERRINGBRO, Denmark -- Grundfos cut year-over-year CO2 emissions by 7.2 percent in 2016, according to their newly released annual sustainability report.

The company has cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent overall since 2008, part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental impact.

“Acting in a sustainable way is much more than water to Grundfos. We see it in a holistic perspective, and that’s why we also focus on the way we do business, the way we treat our employees and the way we interact with our surrounding societies,” Pia Yasuko Rask, senior engagement & responsibility manager, said in a release.

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To stay in front when it comes to this, Grundfos has introduced an updated Code of Conduct, including an even stronger commitment to human rights and clear-cut anti-corruption initiatives, as well as continuing our efforts to claim social responsibility in our surrounding societies. This for instance exemplified by an initiative in Mexico, where our production company plays a key part in getting former criminals back in society through employment.

Important internal initiatives are also promoted, including the introduction of new health and safety standards and approaches, which e.g. has brought down lost time injuries by 34 percent.

Other on-going and successful initiatives can be found in our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. We have cut CO2-emission by 7.2 percent, our water consumption by 5 percent and our energy use by 2 percent last year.