BJERRINGBRO, Denmark - Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper has been appointed chairman of the Danish government’s climate partnership for production companies. He will fight to promote visionary solutions for the benefit of all.

The government has an ambitious goal for Denmark to reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses by 70 percent compared to 1990 by 2030. This should be possible with the help of 13 climate partnerships presented at Marienborg on Wednesday afternoon. At the same time, Nipper was introduced as chairman of the climate partnership for production companies.

The sector having Nipper as chairman includes all production except from the food, concrete and brick industries. Industry has Denmark’s third largest potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions only surpassed by agriculture and transport.

“Since 1990, greenhouse gas emissions from production companies have halved in Denmark. This is a trend, we must carry on - we just have to be more ambitious. We must put even higher demands on ourselves, dare to take the lead and develop long-term solutions,” Nipper said.

“We must be visionary and create innovative solutions for the benefit of all, and this is only possible if the government, industry, the sectors and all parties of the labor market work together. At the same time, we must ensure the involvement of companies as well as trade unions and other stakeholders”.

Several Danish companies already make products and solutions, which contribute to reducing the energy consumption and C02 emission, and Nipper will work to promote them both in Denmark and abroad. In this way, Danish industry can also help encourage the global efforts for the climate.