OUR
impact

From microscopic organisms to massive cities, water sustains us all. But today, the world faces a new range of challenges, from climate change to calls for greater equity, that require a global effort to build a better, more sustainable world.

See what steps we’re taking and our vision for tomorrow. Download our Corporate Social Responsibility Brochure.

Our
Impact

From microscopic organisms to massive cities, water sustains us all. But today, the world faces a new range of challenges, from climate change to calls for greater equity, that require a global effort to build a better, more sustainable world.

See what steps we’re taking today, the progress we’ve already made and our vision for tomorrow. Download our Corporate Social Responsibility Brochure. 

Addressing Today’s Sustainability ChallengeS

Sustainability is a multifaceted challenge, and building a more sustainable world requires all of us to do what we can. At Culligan, we believe that cleaner, healthier water can help contribute to improving the lives of people around the world and is a key driver towards solving some of the biggest challenges that lie in our future.

Our goal is to do everything we can in the areas where we are best equipped to truly effect change. To that end, we’ve developed a core set of commitments that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and serve as the focus of our work to build a better world.

Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges

Sustainability is a multifaceted challenge, and building a more sustainable world requires all of us to do what we can. At Culligan, we believe that cleaner, healthier water can help contribute to improving the lives of people around the world and is a key driver towards solving some of the biggest challenges that lie in our future.

Our goal is to do everything we can in the areas where we are best equipped to truly effect change. To that end, we’ve developed a core set of commitments that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and serve as the focus of our work to build a better world.

Pollution

1 million single-use plastic water bottles are consumed per minute worldwide.

HEALTH

Emerging contaminants in water are creating major public-health issues.

global

2.2 billion people globally lack safe drinking water.

climate

Global greenhouse gas emission is projected to increase the temperature by 3ºC by 2100.

Slide POLLUTION 1 million single-use plastic water bottles are consumed per minute worldwide. Slide HEALTH Emerging contaminants in water are creating major public health issues. Slide GLOBAL 2.2 billion people globally lack safe drinking water. Slide CLIMATE Global greenhouse gas emission is projected to increase temperature by 3ºC by 2100. NEXT

Our
Approach to
Sustainability

See our progress to date and the steps we’re taking to make an even greater impact.

#1

eco-friendly and sustainable provider of premium drinking water.

15B

fewer plastic bottles used globally each year thanks to Culligan products.

1440

single-serve bottles saved annually from each new bottle-free cooler.

50%

reduction in demand for household cleaning products through use of Culligan softeners and whole home solutions.

6M

homes and 2.5M offices globally using our cleaner drinking water.

72%

carbon footprint reduction from avoiding single-use plastic bottles when using bottle-free systems.

COMMITMENT

#1

Greater sustainability through the reduction of single-use plastics

Encouraging health and wellness through safer and cleaner water

COMMITMENT

#2

COMMITMENT

#3

Mitigating climate change

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion

COMMITMENT

#4

COMMITMENT

#5

Promoting responsible business conduct

Greater sustainability through the reduction of single-use plastics

Encouraging health and wellness through safer and cleaner water

Mitigating climate change

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion

Promoting responsible business conduct

Zip Slide ZIP As a global provider of built-in faucets, taps and filters, Zip helps every home or office that installs its products take a step towards sustainability by reducing the need for bottled water. Zip products are made to save from start to finish, thanks to responsible manufacturing (ISO 14001) and low-impact design credentials, as well as a world-class environmental life cycle assessment on its products.

Beyond the core sustainability of its products, Zip continues to reduce its environmental impact, including:
• 25% reduction in overall waste
• 25% reduction in paper waste
• 9% reduction in metal use overall per product

Zip has also improved its sustainability practices, resulting in:
• 28% savings in gas consumption
• 28% reduction in CO2 emissions
• 11% reduction in electricity consumption
Blupura Slide blupura As one of Italy’s leading providers of water filters and other water technology, Blupura has been reducing the environmental impact of homes and offices since its inception. Using the most recyclable material possible, and energy-saving technology, each of its water coolers helps reduce energy consumption, day after day.

Beyond its core sustainable design focus, Blupura was the first company in the world to use the natural refrigerant gas R290, creating a zero-impact product that also offers a greater than 15% energy savings combined with better all-around performance.

Blupura also helped Italy save 30,000 PET bottles and 1,400 kg of CO2 emission per month by installing water fountains and providing public outdoor water dispensers to support plastic-free beaches.
Culligan Slide CULLIGAN Formed in 2005, Culligan CARES is the philanthropic arm of our company, focused on helping individuals, families and communities in need of cleaner, safer water. The work is overseen by the Culligan CARES Committee, members of Culligan’s independent dealer network and corporate advisors who review requests and seek out new opportunities to assist. 99% of funding for Culligan CARES initiatives is raised by our dealers.

We partner with NGOs to help carry out this mission and most effectively reach the communities where our help can have the greatest impact. These partnerships include groups such as Convoy of Hope, the American Diabetes Association, Water Well Trust, and World Concern.

Culligan CARES focuses on three types of projects:

• Local Community: supporting local and charitable events
• Clean Water: providing cleaner, safer drinking water where clean water is a high priority
• Disaster Relief: providing bottled water to catastrophe victims and first responders

Since 2015, Culligan CARES has completed more than 25 projects globally, including in under-developed countries such as Uganda and Laos.
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Slide ZIP As a global provider of built-in faucets, taps and filters, Zip helps every home or office that installs its products take a step towards sustainability by reducing the need for bottled water. Zip products are made to save from start to finish, thanks to responsible manufacturing (ISO 14001) and low-impact design credentials, as well as a world-class environmental life cycle assessment on its products.

Beyond the core sustainability of its products, Zip continues to reduce its environmental impact, including:
● 25% reduction in overall waste
● 25% reduction in paper waste
● 9% reduction in metal use overall per product

Zip has also improved its sustainability practices, resulting in:
● 28% savings in gas consumption
● 28% reduction in CO2 emissions
● 11% reduction in electricity consumption
Slide BLUPURA As one of Italy’s leading providers of water filters and other water technology, Blupura has been reducing the environmental impact of homes and offices since its inception. Using the most recyclable material possible, and energy-saving technology, each of its water coolers helps reduce energy consumption, day after day.

Beyond its core sustainable design focus, Blupura was the first company in the world to use the natural refrigerant gas R290, creating a zero-impact product that also offers a greater than 15% energy savings combined with better all-around performance.

Blupura also helped Italy save 30,000 PET bottles and 1,400 kg of CO2 emission per month by installing water fountains and providing public outdoor water dispensers to support plastic-free beaches.
Slide CULLIGAN Formed in 2005, Culligan CARES is the philanthropic arm of our company, focused on helping individuals, families and communities in need of cleaner, safer water. The work is overseen by the Culligan CARES Committee, members of Culligan’s independent dealer network and corporate advisors that reviews requests and seek out new opportunities to assist. 99% of funding for Culligan CARES initiatives is raised by our dealers.

We partner with NGOs to help carry out this mission and most effectively reach the communities where our help can have the greatest impact. These partnerships include groups such as Convoy of Hope, the American Diabetes Association, Water Well Trust, and World Concern.

Culligan CARES focuses on three types of projects:

• Local Community: supporting local and charitable events
• Clean Water: providing cleaner, safer drinking water where clean water is a high priority
• Disaster Relief: providing bottled water to catastrophe victims and first responders

Since 2015, Culligan CARES has completed more than 25 projects globally, including in under-developed countries such as Uganda and Laos.
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Why We Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The reason we value diversity, equity and inclusion is simple: it’s the right thing to do for our people, our business, and the world we all share. 

As a global organization with employees from wide-ranging nationalities and backgrounds, we strive to create a culture that encourages every individual to bring their unique experiences and perspectives to their work. We believe that building a workforce from a diverse representation of cultures, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and physical capabilities is more than the right thing to do – it’s foundational to our success.

 

Why We Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The reason we value diversity, equity and inclusion is simple: it’s the right thing to do for our people, our business, and the world we all share. 

As a global organization with employees from wide-ranging nationalities and backgrounds, we strive to create a culture that encourages every individual to bring their unique experiences and perspectives to their work. We believe that building a workforce from a diverse representation of cultures, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and physical capabilities is more than the right thing to do – it’s foundational to our success.

 

Our commitments 

Diversity

We will build a workforce that reflects our diverse audiences – at all levels.

We believe diverse teams add real value to our work; they’re essential in helping us build our business and address the emerging challenges around water.

Inclusion

We will foster a culture of inclusion that values our differences.

An environment where people can be their true selves is one where they can share their unique perspectives and know their contributions are valued.

Transparency

We will be committed, accountable and transparent, starting from the top.

To be effective, we need to show results. Broad and sustainable progress starts with setting clear goals and taking real action.

Slide DIVERSITY We will build a workforce that reflects our diverse audiences – at all levels. We believe diverse teams add real value to our work; they’re essential in helping us build our business and address the emerging challenges around water. Slide INCLUSION WE WILL FOSTER A CULTURE OF INCLUSION THAT VALUES OUR DIFFERENCES.
An environment where people can be their true selves is one where they can share their unique perspectives and know their contributions are valued.
Slide TRANSPARENCY WE WILL BE COMMITTED, ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT, STARTING FROM THE TOP. To be effective, we need to show results. Broad and sustainable progress starts with setting clear goals and taking real action.
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