UN Momentum for Change Award Presented to Grundfos
Grundfos, a Danish pump manufacturer that focuses on providing sustainable solutions to the auto industry, biofuel industry, water treatment industry, pharmaceutical industry, and more, has been presented with the UN Momentum for Change award. More specifically, the United Nations Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award was presented to Grundfos for its Lifelink water supply solution, which provides reliable and sustainable water supply solutions in developing countries, such as Kenya and Uganda. The pump manufacturer won the award as part of the Information and Communication Technologies category for employing innovative technology in its approach to sustainable water supply solutions.
“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 Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper.
With many of the countries in the world requiring unique solutions to their water problems, sustainable water supply solutions have become an important part of Grundfos’ activities. One way the pump manufacturer supplies water to developing countries is to use solutions that are powered by solar energy.
Grundfos has also started to manufacture two new Lifeline products in India. AQtap supplies water against payment and enables water utilities to control the price, while ensuring that the water system is maintained. AQpure turns surface water and river water into quality drinking water.
The UN Climate Change secretariat highlights some of the most innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of what people around the globe are doing to address climate change with the Momentum for Change initiative. More than 450 initiatives were submitted, and Grundfos was one of 16 winners.