Grundfos CEO focuses on sustainability at global leaders summit
By HPAC MagazineEngineering Green Technology HPAC General Global Compact Leaders Summit Grundfos Mads Nipper sustainability United Nations
Mads Nipper, the CEO of Grundfos was among the speakers at the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Leaders’ Summit held in New York in late June. His speech reminded the approximately 800 attendees that the corporate sector wants political action and will use the United Nation’s 17 sustainability goals as a lever for development, innovation and business.
“Sustainability and responsibility are not a department of a report. They are the very essence of every company, who wants to think ahead and accomplish something greater than just creating short-term profit,” Nipper said.
He explained that more than 663 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water, and in response to this figure, Grundfos has established a collaboration with a number of NGOs and UN organizations to speed up engagement to help reduce this number. According to Nipper, the offensive approach is to raise awareness among other global companies, NGOs, governments around the world and especially the UN system.