Conservation and Sustainability

"Sustainability and social responsibility are closely interrelated and are important subjects for us. Geberit has shown that economic success, acting in an environmentally friendly manner and social balance are not a contradiction in terms. On the contrary, we regard sustainability as an opportunity to go down new roads. The Geberit Group wishes to maintain its top position amongst its competitors in the field of sustainability and thus to continue to be a role model for the industry in future."

- Albert M. Baehny, Chairman of the Board, in the Sustainability Report

"Water scarcity, which was classified as a top risk by the World Economic Forum (WEF), shows that water management is a key issue for sustainable development. The biggest environmental contribution by Geberit products still lies in the conservation of water."

- Christian Buhl, Geberit CEO, in the Sustainability Report

Sustainability has a long tradition at Geberit where it has been a central theme since the early nineties. It influences our strategic orientation and is regarded as a yardstick for thinking and acting in our research and development as well as in our production.

For complete details, you can view our online Sustainability Report. You can also download the Sustainability Report as a PDF file. Please find further information on the Geberit Group website.

A Commitment To Water Conservation and Sustainability

Chicago Faucets is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC has developed The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™, to measure the efficiency and sustainability of buildings constructed in the U.S. and Canada, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

We are proud to be a partner with WaterSense, a program sponsored by the EPA, designed to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water efficient products, programs and practices.

Chicago Faucets is a charter sponsor of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a broad-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. It brings together a diverse range of stakeholders to advocate water-use efficiency and conservation.

Chicago Faucets is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. In our Milwaukee foundry alone, we have reduced the amount of landfill waste by 60% on an annual basis. An amazing 98% of our scrap brass is recycled -- more than 1.9 tons per year -- and since we utilize a clean, virgin alloy manufacturing process, the scrap can be returned as ingot for casting.

Because brass is a valuable resource, we ask you to join our recycling efforts by taking your retired Chicago Faucets fittings to an appropriate recycling facility. Please visit the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries website to find a recycler near you.