“This nomination makes it clear that there is a space for companies like Grundfos LIFELINK, who focus on long term sustainability and water security through the use of innovative technology. Reliable access to clean water is one of the first steps out of poverty, and therefore, Grundfos LIFELINK’s solutions can provide the basis for sustainable development for some of the poorest people in the world,” Peter Todbjerg Hansen, managing director of Grundfos LIFELINK says.
The Grundfos LIFELINK system is specifically designed for providing sustainable supply of clean water in rural and urban areas in the developing world. The solution consists of proven pump technology driven by solar energy, and an innovative service platform with an automatic payment system and remote monitoring. Since 2009, Grundfos LIFELINK has been operating in Kenya providing access to clean water for nearly 100,000 people. Now, the company is expanding operations across Africa and Asia.
“I am very excited and inspired by this as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible. That we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge. That we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chair of Sustainia.
Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs- dedicated to create desirable and sustainable societies.
“Securing the planet for future generations is a global collaborative task. Sustainia100 demonstrates that since the first Earth Summit in 1992 solutions and innovations to tackle this challenge have been developed all over the world. We need to make more people aware of these solutions and inspire more to act. With the Sustainia100 there is no excuse for not choosing a sustainable path to the future. The solutions are there,” said Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Member of The Elders Team.