Press Releases

Kohler Reduces Global Operational Water and GHG Emissions Intensity, Improves Diverse Hiring and Advances Product Development to Improve Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Jun 2022
Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of plumbing products; tile, cabinetry and lighting; and engines, generators and clean energy solutions, released its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting goals and progress across environmental sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion and social impact.

Kohler Co. Announces Completion of Plumbing Products Warehouse to Support Growth and Enhance Supply Chain Agility

May 2022
Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products, opened a state-of-the-art warehouse in Huntsville, Alabama, to support growing customer demand for its high-volume STERLING Vikrell bath and shower fixtures.

Green Restaurant Association Recognizes Destination Kohler, Lodge Kohler

May 2022
Kohler Co. announces that all 16 of its Destination Kohler and Lodge Kohler restaurants are now Certified Green Restaurants.

Kohler Co. Launches New Three-Year Community Partnership Program to Increase Access to Educational Opportunities Across the United States

Apr 2022
Kohler Co. announces a Community Partnership Program starting with 13 organizations across the country to help provide educational and workforce preparedness opportunities to students.

Kohler Co. Announces Construction of Greenfield Plumbing Ware Manufacturing Facility

Feb 2022
Located in Casa Grande, Arizona, plant will produce high-volume STERLING Vikrell bathing and showering products to meet growing demand and serve western U.S. customer base

Global Water Center’s Mobile Discovery Center Comes to KBIS 2022

Feb 2022
First-of-its-kind, interactive experience increases awareness of the global water crisis and motivates action to end it

Kohler Canada Offers Donation and Matching Program to Helping Women’s Shelters

Dec 2021
Kohler Canada announces a donation and matching program this holiday season in support of women’s shelters in Canada that work to enhance the quality of life for women and children who need it most during challenging times.

Kohler Co. Commemorates 148th Anniversary with New Line of Legacy-Inspired Apparel: KOHLER Heritage Collection

Dec 2021
In celebration of its 148th anniversary, global leader Kohler Co. releases a line of custom-made apparel that pays homage to its storied heritage. The new collection, KOHLER Heritage, applies the plumbing brand’s iconic advertising campaigns of yesteryear to 21st century fashion wear.

Kohler Co. Celebrates Presence at Design Miami/ 2021 with New Donation to DigDeep

Dec 2021
In celebration of Design Miami/ 2021, Kohler has made an additional contribution to DigDeep to further fund efforts within the Water is Life microgrant program and bring solutions to more people.

Kohler Co. Helps Create Safe Water for Students in India

Nov 2021
Kohler Co. proudly joined forces with Kohler India Power Group, Rotary India and the Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs in sponsoring a new water and sanitation system to a school in Wagholi, Pune, India.

Kohler Co. and Caddie School for Soldiers Offer Unique Training Program for Veterans

Nov 2021
Kohler Co. is a proud supporter of the nonprofit Caddie School for Soldiers (CSS). The CSS invites small groups of veterans to live together for a month, learn about golf and caddying, and gain skills that will help them create new lives in a new profession—whether in golf or any other. Previous schools have been held in the St. Andrews area, while the 2021 school just concluded its month-long training at Whistling Straits, host of the 43rd Ryder Cup.

EPA Honors Kohler Co. with 2021 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

Oct 2021
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 Co. Expands Commitment to Addressing Water Challenges in Indigenous Communities in North America

Aug 2021
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.

Kohler Co. Makes Progress Towards its 2035 Net Zero Operational Goals And Expands Safe Water For All Programs

Jul 2021
Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of plumbing products; tile, cabinetry and lighting; and engines, generators and clean energy solutions, released its annual 2020 Believing in Better Metrics Report outlining progress in reducing the company’s GHG emission intensity, waste to landfill intensity, water use intensity and other key social and environmental commitments.

Kohler Co. and DigDeep Announce First Recipients of Water Is Life Microgrant Program

Jul 2021
Today, Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, and DigDeep, a human rights non-profit addressing water and sanitation challenges in the U.S., announced the first recipients of its new Water is Life microgrant program.

Alliant Energy and Kohler Co. launch community clean power partnership

Apr 2021
Alliant Energy and Kohler Co. team up to install a 2.25-megawatt ground-mounted solar system at Kohler’s headquarters campus in Kohler, Wisconsin. The clean power partnership will provide clean energy to power 580 homes per year. The Kohler Solar Field will be operational by the end of 2021.

Kohler Co. and DigDeep Join Forces to Address Access to Clean Water and Sanitation on the Navajo Nation and Other Communities in the United States

Mar 2021
Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, and DigDeep, a human rights non-profit addressing water and sanitation challenges in the U.S., are teaming up on a multi-year grant program

Ruth DeYoung Kohler II (1941–2020)

Nov 2020
A tremendous loss to the international arts community and to everyone who knew and loved her, Ruth DeYoung Kohler II died Saturday, November 14, at her home in Kohler, Wisconsin, at the age of 79.

Kohler Co. Launches Safe Water For All to Address Global Water and Sanitation Crisis

Oct 2020
Kohler Co., a global leader in design and innovation of kitchen and bath products, today announced the launch of Safe Water For All, an initiative to further address pressing issues around water access, quality and conservation and broaden public awareness around water issues.

Kohler Co. Issues 2019 Global Social Impact Report

Jun 2020
Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and design of plumbing products, engines and generators, released its 2019 Social Impact Report. The Report highlights initiatives where Kohler can make the biggest impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Kohler Co. Utilizes Manufacturing Capabilities to Produce Critically Needed Personal Protective Equipment

Apr 2020
Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products and power systems, has pivoted design resources and manufacturing capabilities to produce and donate face shields for medical personnel battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kohler Deploys Relief Showering Trailer to New York in Response to COVID-19

Apr 2020
Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products and power systems, has deployed the company’s 42-foot KOHLER Relief Showering Trailer to New York City where it will be stationed at the Javits Center, which has been converted into a 1,200-bed temporary field hospital.

COVID-19 Response

Apr 2020
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe as we all manage the impact novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our lives. Kohler has faced many crises in our 146 years, and we’re attacking this challenge with the perseverance, ingenuity and resilience that has defined us as a company.

Kohler Co. Joins Habitat for Humanity in the Fight for Housing Affordability

Sep 2019
This week, Kohler Co. and thousands of volunteers representing professional homebuilders and suppliers will partner with Habitat for Humanity for the 2019 Home Builders Blitz, offering their time, skills, and the funds necessary to build and repair homes in local communities across the country.

EPA Honors Kohler Co. with Green Power Leadership Award

Sep 2019
Kohler Co. announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize America’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market.

Kohler and World Vision Bring Safe Water to Thousands in Honduras

Mar 2019
Nearly 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed water worldwide*. To encourage positive change and create meaningful impact, a combination of partnership and innovation is imperative to address pressing water and sanitation issues. Since 1996, Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, and World Vision, a leading humanitarian organization, have collaborated frequently to provide access to clean, safe water in communities around the world.

Kohler Co. and UAW Local 833 Reach Agreement on New Contract

Dec 2018
Kohler Co. and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 833, which represents approximately 2,100 associates employed in production and skilled trades positions at the company’s Village of Kohler and Town of Mosel manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, have reached agreement on a new labor contract.

Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award

Oct 2018
Kohler Co. has been presented with a 2018 Mahatma Award for Social Good for its “Innovation for Good” (IfG) efforts. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability for Kohler Co., accepted the award on behalf of IfG and Kohler Co. in New York City during the recently held UN General Assembly.

KOHLER Relief Trailer Provides Support Following Hurricane Florence

Oct 2018
Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products and power systems, has developed a portable showering experience to assist volunteers following hurricanes and other disasters.

Kohler Releases 2017 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

Sep 2018
Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, has released its second public sustainability and stewardship report. The report examines Kohler’s efforts to positively impact the environment and global communities.

Wind Power Investment

Mar 2018
Kohler Co. today announced a 15-year agreement to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, Kansas.

UW-Madison Engineering Donation

Feb 2018
Kohler Co. and UW Madison College of Engineering leaders today dedicated the new KOHLER Innovation Visualization Studio in Wendt Commons

KOHLER WasteLAB

Apr 2017
In honor of Earth Day, Kohler Co. is showcasing its work to repurpose industrial waste materials via a Facebook Live panel discussion.

Kohler Co. Honored as "Green Master"

Dec 2017
Kohler Co. was recognized as a 2017 Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Master Program at the organization’s annual conference.

Operation Agua Donations Reach $1.1 Million

Nov 2017
Operation Agua, a crowdsourced campaign to provide safe drinking water to the people of Puerto Rico, has received $1.1 million in donations.

Green Building Industry Recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership

Nov 2017
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Kohler, a global manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, the winner of its 2017 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award at its leadership awards luncheon held in conjunction with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.

Kohler's Support of Watersense® Program Once Again Earns EPA Recognition

Oct 2017
Kohler Co. has earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).