UN climate award goes to Grundfos
Grundfos wins the prestigious United Nations' Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award in the ICT category. The award is given for the Lifelink water solution that provides reliable and sustainable water supply in developing countries.
During the Paris Climate Conference, Grundfos was highlighted as an innovative company that helps to alleviate the challenges caused by climate change. Together with 15 other initiatives, Grundfos' sustainable Lifelink water supply solution won the United Nation's Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award.
Grundfos won one of the six awards in the 'Information and Communication Technologies' category for employing technology in its approach to sustainable water supply solutions in Kenya and Uganda.
Reliable water supply
CEO Mads Nipper, Grundfos, appreciates the recognition.
"The award clearly demonstrates that it makes good sense to design smart, sustainable, reliable and durable solutions that can improve the quality of life for people in the developing world by providing them with clean and affordable water. I expect that the UN award means that Grundfos will be in an even stronger position with politicians, investors and water utilities in our efforts to provide more people with easier access to clean drinking water," says Mads Nipper.
Sustainable water supply solutions powered by solar energy make up a growing share of Grundfos' activities, and, most recently, the pump manufacturer has started to manufacture two new products in the Lifelink category in India: AQtap that supplies water against payment and enables the water utility to control the price and ensure that the water system is maintained, and AQpure that quickly and efficiently treats surface water and river water to drinking water quality.
Showcased in Paris
The UN describes Grundfos' and the other award-winning initiatives as Lighthouse Activities that relate to one of the four Momentum for Change focus areas. The UN considers them some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
More than 450 initiatives were competing for the UN award. The 16 winners will be displayed at the conference.