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Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. The action plan describes the path to greater prosperity and a better quality of life – while consuming fewer resources. Wilo aspires to help ensure a sustainable future and is taking responsibility for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, the Executive Board of the Wilo Group signed the UN Global Compact, underscoring our commitment to the SDGs. Because of its business activities, Wilo exerts a particular influence on the achievement of Goals 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 17.

The Sustainable Development Goals in an overview


Clean Water and Sanitation: Wilo´s aim is to supply more people with clean water. Sustainability is firmly enshrined in Wilo’s core business and with this is making a substantial contribution to Goal 6, which involves expanding activities and programmes in the area of water and sanitation between now and 2030.


Decent Work and Economic Growth: As a global employer, Wilo contributes to employment and economic growth in a large number of countries. Providing decent working conditions is just as self-evident as supporting and advancing employees worldwide.


Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Wilo sees itself as a leading innovator and a digital pioneer in the industry. Goal 9 involves establishing robust infrastructures and promoting sustainable industrialisation and innovation. Wilo is contributing to this goal by using its environmentally friendly, highly efficient technologies and its innovations in the area of digitalisation.

SDG 11

Sustainable Cities and Communities: Urbanisation is one of the most significant developments of the 21st century. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and this figure is expected to rise to nearly 70 percent by 2050. At the same time, urbanisation is presenting serious challenges. Cities have an enormous ecological footprint. Wilo is using smart technologies to meet this challenge.

SDG 12

Responsible Consumption and Production: The world’s population is currently consuming more resources than its ecosystems can provide. So that social and economic development can take place within the limits of what ecosystems can handle, the way in which our society produces and consumes goods must undergo a fundamental change. Wilo uses resources efficiently in its work and supports initiatives to promote the circular economy. Wilo wants to reduce its use of primary raw materials continuously by expanding its infrastructure for returning and recycling old products.

SDG 13

Climate Action: Climate change is a central challenge for sustainable development. The warming of the Earth’s atmosphere is triggering changes in the global climate system, which will make themselves felt in all areas of life. Wilo has always strived to optimise the energy consumption of its pumps. New technologies have consistently allowed it to be a market pioneer in terms efficiency. Through the use of highly efficient pumps, Wilo is playing its part in developing pumps that use less energy and thus emit less CO2.

SDG 17

Partnerships for the Goals: The only wayto achieve the sustainability goals is by workingtogether. Companies, governments and otherorganisations will have to cooperate in order to increase theleverage of the contributions each of them make. For Wilo,partnerships are an essential function of business success.The expertise gained from working in networks is also usedto collaborate on sustainability issues.