Kohler

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of 32,000 associates. Kohler Co. has a long history of supporting water efficiency and sustainability and is a leading producer of water-saving plumbing products, which has earned the company eight consecutive awards from the EPA WaterSense® program.

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Press Piece
Jul 2017

Congrats to the Kohler Ethics Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! Their 2016 campaign—including associate survey, essay competition and video—was honored with a Lotus Award from MARGINALIA magazine, which recognizes teams that invest in their workplace culture.

"A few years ago, talking about ethics in EMEA was...

Press Piece
Jun 2017

Kohler Co. was awarded the US Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the US Water Alliance yesterday during its One Water Summit in New Orleans.

The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to...

Press Piece
Apr 2017

The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the first retail space in the U.S. to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the 5,800 square-foot showroom located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, LEED Gold v4 for Interior...

Press Piece
Oct 2016

It was 1983 when an engineer from Michigan met a Yellow-Naped parrot from Honduras. Little did Joe Azzarello know that “Otis” would be a part of the family for 33 years (and counting) and would affect not only his personal life but his career as well.

“I’ll admit I had very little environmental sensitivity before I adopted Otis,” said...

Press Piece
Aug 2016

Cambodia is home to 13 million people, 46 percent of whom live in poverty with 100,000 living in slums.

Jean Gong, Senior Manager – Internal Communications and Administration for Kohler Co.’s Asia Pacific region helps to oversee Kohler Co.’s donation of squat toilets to the Habitat for Humanity homes. This simple gesture makes a great...

Press Piece
Aug 2016

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Over 80 percent of Haitian citizens live under the poverty line. Only 16 percent of rural Haiti has adequate sanitation and less than one-third have safe drinking water.

Father-daughter missionaries and Kohler employees Art Stewart and Lisa Burrell travel to Haiti with the family’...

Library
Jul 2016

Rob Zimmerman from Kohler Co speaks on how articulating brand purpose can be challenging to fit into an organization.

This interview is from the Sustainable Brands '16 San Diego | June 6-9, 2016. 

News & Views
Jun 2016

Last week Harvard’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net Positive Enterprise (SHINE) hosted its annual Net Positive Summit to showcase the latest trends in well-being and health, and how they...

News & Views
Jun 2016
“If you want to get people engaged, inspire them - don’t require them ... The most lasting changes people make are the ones they make themselves.” — Daniel Alvarez, Pixar Animation Studios

Research increasingly shows that purpose-driven employees are more productive and more deeply...

News & Views
Jun 2016

When it comes to developing sustainability programs, most brands begin by adding: by introducing “green” practices to their workplace or a recycling component to their manufacturing process. But to truly have impact, sustainability practitioners should create purpose that is built-in, not bolted-on, across both business and brand...

Press Piece
Jun 2016

According to research from the EPA WaterSense® program, the average American adult spends 8 minutes in the shower, using about 18 gallons of water each time they lather up.* Kohler, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by cutting their shower time by two...

Library
May 2016

There is a plethora of research about the continually increasing demand for sustainable and socially minded products and services from consumers and employees around the globe. What we have not seen as much of, though, is detailed and conclusive research about how manufacturers – B2B companies, in particular – are making decisions around the...

News & Views
Mar 2016

In honor of World Water Day, major brands are making their pioneering water-saving and -purifying innovations available for more widespread use.

Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, has shipped the first order of its ceramic filtration system, ...

Press Piece
Mar 2016
Water Mission team receives shipment of 1,000 Kohler Clarity water filters.

Water Mission to Deliver 1,000 KOHLER Clarity Filters to Those in Need

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