Kohler Co. Earns Sustainability Innovation Award

KOHLER, Wis. – Nov. 12, 2014 – Kohler Co. was honored for its environmental stewardship efforts by Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB) at a recent awards event. Sustainability manager Rob Zimmerman accepted KGMB’s Innovation Award for Kohler’s advancements in sustainable manufacturing processes and applied technology.

“This award validates our efforts to make our operations more efficient, our products better, and incorporate the principles of sustainability into fulfilling our mission of contributing to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services,” Zimmerman said. “Our position as a market leader provides us the opportunity to broadly share the message that true sustainability is good for business, good for customers, good for society, as well as essential to protecting our planet.”        

Each year KGMB honors organizations and individuals that embody environmental excellence and value Innovation, Diversity, Education, Accountability and Leadership (IDEAL). The IDEAL innovation award is given annually to a corporation for promoting and implementing creative and effective services that enhance the environment. KGMB is a private, nonprofit 501(c) (3) educational and community service organization that has been a part of the Greater Milwaukee community since 1983 and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful since 1985.

As a global company, Kohler Co. is an industry leader in environmental sustainability. The company has been recognized by the EPA WaterSense® program the past seven years and collaborates with numerous organizations to support important environmental conservation projects. The company’s Believing in Better blog shares these stories under the hashtag #believinginbetter. For more information, visit kohler.com/sustainability.


About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit to kohler.com.