KOHLER, Wis., October 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today honors Kohler Co. with a 2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award – the seventh such award for the company – for its efforts in 2020 to help consumers and businesses conserve water. Kohler was recognized during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.
If you could choose just one word to describe yourself, what would it be? For Zulie Garcia, the word is EMPOWERED. Hear what it means to her as a mom, as a woman on the factory floor, and as someone who transformed her life. Watch Zulie’s story.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Declare labels tell us how a product was manufactured, what materials they contain, and where the materials came from. The process is third-party verified, and the label details the chemical makeup of a product, life expectancy, and lists any materials that could harm our health or pollute the environment. Think of it as a nutrition label for a product.
For more than a decade, we’ve been committed to a goal of net zero greenhouse gas across operations and zero waste to landfill by 2035. Since 2016 we’re deepening that commitment through our Design for Environment (DfE) program by carefully considering the full life cycle impacts of our products and processes. In 2020, we completed over 4 times more DfE projects than in 2019 and saw more DfE projects completed in 2020 alone than in all previous years combined since DfE work began in 2016.
Gabriel Ferraz de Oliveira Ogama, Systems Analyst, Kohler, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Gabriel Ogama is a “yes” man, in the best way possible. He’s always up for a new challenge, ready to see where it takes him. So far, it’s taken him to a new country, a new hobby (or 10!), and a new career—and we think he’s just getting started.
So just how did the former music teacher from Brazil find himself as a Systems Analyst at Kohler Co. in Wisconsin? His path is as unique as he is.
First-of-its-kind, interactive experience increases awareness of the global water crisis and motivates action to end it
KOHLER, Wis., September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – To increase awareness and encourage action to address the global water crisis, the Global Water Center (GWC) is partnering with Kohler to bring its expansive, educational Mobile Discovery Center (MDC) to The Shops at Woodlake on Kohler’s campus Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 21-26.
**Invitation to capture b-roll and interviews** Media are invited to schedule Mobile Discovery Center tours and interview representatives from Kohler and Global Water Center starting on Friday, Sept. 17.
By Laura Kohler | Senior Vice President Human Resources, Stewardship, & Sustainability
As a global company with operations in nearly 20 countries and over 36,000 associates, one of the most important considerations in any given year is the health and wellness of our associates. And while we pride ourselves for having a culture centered around delighting our customers and associates, COVID-19 was a stark reminder of the importance of being able to pivot quickly to respond to unique and unforeseen challenges.
When we look back on the year 2020, not only are we going to remember it for the extraordinary events that took place, but also because it was a pivotal turning point for corporate action. In the face of the global pandemic and subsequent economic implications, social unrest, and mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on our lives and livelihoods, companies rose to the challenge like never before to meet the needs of employees, customers, and communities.
Kohler Co. celebrates associate diversity through a recently launched associate-centric campaign. Dubbed “Altogether Kohler,” the campaign features a diverse representation of Kohler associates who came together to create an art installation comprised of associate self-descriptions. Inscribed on eye-catching, individually unique KOHLER WasteLAB tile pieces, these descriptors showcase the associates’ ability to bring their whole and true self to their work at Kohler and in their lives.
Kohler Co. partners with Water First to provide training for young Indigenous adults in Canada
KOHLER, Wisconsin, August 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, extends its support of Indigenous communities with an enhanced commitment to Water First, a Canadian NGO that addresses water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada.