Believing in Better.

Kohler Co. 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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Kohler’s growth and success since its founding in 1873 have been built on a strong foundation of honest and fair behavior and a culture of ethical leadership. As a dynamic and purpose-driven  company, we stay focused on controlling what we can by practicing our mission, abiding by our guiding principles, and ultimately making sure we do all we can to leave the world a better place. 

In our journey to better, we use Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria as a framework to transparently report against our goals and progress while ensuring the actions we take are embedded in our business strategy and operations.

We are proud to share our 2021 Believing in Better ESG Report.

Our Progress Toward Better: Kohler's 2021 Believing in Better ESG Report

Believing in Better is Kohler’s operating philosophy that our best can always be better: better for the lives we touch, better for our communities, better for our planet, and better for business. In our journey to better, we use Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria as a framework to transparently report against our goals and progress while ensuring the actions we take are embedded in our business strategy and operations.

Better is possible.

Everything at Kohler revolves around the responsibility we have given ourselves to protect the planet and address societal issues that impact the lives and communities of the people we touch. The realities of the past year have only reinforced the importance of our operating philosophy, Believing In Better: that our best can always be better.

Kohler Co. 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Kohler is committed to transparency, engagement, and consistent communication of our Believing in Better® initiatives, and we will continue to build on our alignment with established ESG standards. Our Report was prepared with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.

Better Planet.

Kohler is improving its operational environmental footprint while paying uncompromised attention to designing environmentally friendly products that help its customers and consumers to reduce their own environmental impact. 

Better Communities.

Kohler seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of our associates and customers by creating inclusive and equitable communities, innovating with a social purpose, and being responsible stewards of resources.

Better Lives.

Kohler strives to enhance the quality of life for more than 40,000 Kohler associates worldwide. We believe everyone deserves a workplace that encourages them to grow and feel a sense of value, purpose, and belonging, and we invite them to get involved.

David Kohler, President & CEO, Kohler Co.

"As we step up integration of ESG across all parts of our business and supply chain, this first report reflects a commitment to transparency and always working to be better. Even as a private company, we are accountable for the promises we make."

Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Stewardship and Sustainability, Kohler Co.

"As we continue innovating solutions and accelerating action, we know that any progress we make is the result of the passion and commitment of more than 40,000 Kohler associates around the world. We believe that when our associates are empowered to find purpose in their work, they truly improve the world and this first ESG report is a reflection of those efforts."

Believing in Better Impact Reports 2018-2020

Take a look at our previous reports and follow our progress toward better.