Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Delivering Dignity

We’re inspired by fellow innovators, fellow dreamers, fellow think-outside-the-boxers. So when we heard about Lava Mae, a San Francisco-based program designed to deliver showers to the city’s homeless population via mobile buses, we hopped onboard to see how we could help. (Full disclosure: because plumbing happens to be one of our specialties, it wasn’t too difficult of a decision.)
The old city buses, received through a donation program, were retrofitted with KOHLER products, from showers to sinks to toilets to grab bars.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Doing the Legwork


100,000 kilometers.

6,000 hours.

10,000 euro, saved.

It’s hard to believe, but Gérard Mathieu has been riding his bike to and from work (x2, for lunch with his wife) since he started at Kohler in September 1974.

For this Director of Europe/Middle East Faucet Operations, the daily rides of 16 kilometers – or about 10 miles – started because his wife Christiane needed their shared car to get to work. Rather than purchase another gas-guzzling vehicle, Mathieu decided to strap on a helmet and get a wheelin’.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Not Letting Our Resources Slide

The new attraction at the Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, isn’t an adrenaline-pumping coaster or a twisting-and-turning water slide; it’s the park’s remodeled restrooms. The mission: to dramatically reduce water usage amidst the park’s growing attendance.
A winter revamp of the main restrooms left the 3.5 gallon per flush (gpf) toilets behind in favor of our 1.28 gpf models and included an upgrade to more water-efficient urinals, too.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe A Smaller Footprint Fuels Our Drive

Put it in park, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Our new fleet of tractor trailers can out-perform even these NASCAR heavyweights thanks to cutting-edge automatic transmissions that are…actually better for the environment?
The innovative technology automatically shifts gears based on the truck’s fuel efficiency and power needs, meaning vehicles are running as efficiently as possible and drivers can stay focused on the road.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe We Can All Dig in for a Day

Associates from our India Faucet Operations (IFO) in Jhagadia recently branched out from their traditional workdays to spruce up the facility’s sustainability factor (as well as its landscaping).
Nearly 100 associates teamed up to plant 150 trees on World Environment Day, an annual event organized by the United Nations to foster global environmental awareness and encourage more sustainable actions.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Taking Time to Process Our Processes

How do you determine the environmental impact of a product? How it functions is just one consideration (e.g., the amount of water a toilet flushes). But how about an accurate measure of its entire life: what it’s made from, how it’s designed, how it’s manufactured and what happens to it when it’s no longer functional for the consumer.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Partnering with Our Parks

As part of our evolving partnership with the Yellowstone Park Foundation, one of the world’s oldest national parks now features high-efficiency KOHLER® fixtures in its historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. More than 9,000 gallons of water are saved each day, and that’s just the start.

Celebrating a 40-Year Collaboration between the Arts and Industry

Kohler Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center look back on four decades of collaboration
Press Release
KOHLER, Wis., April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the well known Arts/Industry residency program, a collaboration between artists and manufacturing run by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis., that has proven groundbreaking for both fields. For four decades, the program has pioneered the collaboration of Kohler Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center with artists who are interested in pushing the boundaries of their own creative vision.

Kohler Co. and California Institute of Technology’s Solar-Powered Toilet Heads to India Toilet Fair

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India
Press Release

KOHLER, Wis., Mar. 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kohler Co. Supports Caltech's Solar-Powered Toilet

Plumbing Leader Provides Design and Product Assistance to Winner of the Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge"
Press Release

KOHLER, Wis., Nov. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ –  Kohler Co, a global leader in kitchen and bathroom design and technology, provides support to the team of engineering students and professor from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in its efforts to develop a solar-powered (photovoltaic) toilet.

"I am thrilled to have the support of Kohler Co. as we move forward with the Gates Foundation to provide better sanitation options in the developing world," says Michael Hoffmann, Caltech's James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science. 


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