The United Nations has recognised Grundfos Pumps for its technological advances in sustainable water solutions in underdeveloped nations.
Their initiative, Lifelink, was one of 15 to win the United Nation’s Momentum for Change: Lighthouse Activity Award in the Information and Communication Technologies section.
The company has received global recognition for its work in developing new technologies to address issues relating to water supply in Kenya and Uganda.
The Paris Climate Conference
The United Nations applauded Grundfos for the efforts they have made in providing “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”.
They beat more than 425 other initiatives to win this prestigious award, which they hope will highlight their efforts in countries where access to clean, safe and drinkable water is still proving to be a challenge.
Grundfos also works in Taiwan in the fight against climate change, ensuring that their initiatives are energy-efficient with low carbon emissions.
Most of Grundfos’ sustainable water supply solutions rely on renewable energy via solar power, which is abundant in these areas of the world.
To date they have focused their attention on Africa, but recently announced they have developed two new products: AQtap and AQPure.
AQtap helps the utility providers to maintain the water system and to control the price of water supplied. AQpure converts water that would otherwise be unfit to drink into safe drinking water.
Wider General Product Range
Of course, Grundfos does not just manufacture products for use in underdeveloped countries. They also make products for the domestic and commercial markets in the developed world.
They are currently part of a Water Technologies alliance that shares knowledge and technology with American utilities providers.
And they provide the CRN pumps at hydrogen refuelling stations in Denmark that help the hydrogen flow into hydrogen-fuelled cars.
They have been involved in installing their high-quality pumps in the new state-of-the-art children’s hospital at Alderhey, Liverpool.
In the residential market Grundfos is also well known for its high-quality central heating and sewage pumps. And in recent months, they have been selling submersible pumps to help in areas affected by flooding.