Working toward sustainability is an ongoing journey for Kohler, and creating water-conserving products has been a key component since the 1970s. But to truly have an impact today requires something more – a willingness to take chances, a propensity for innovation and a commitment to making the world a better place. Fortunately, Kohler has a tradition of all three.
The seeds of sustainability were planted in 1913 when Walter Kohler worked with Olmsted Brothers to develop the first of two 50-year plans for the green spaces of the Kohler Co. campus and the Village of Kohler. Because of these early efforts, the Village of Kohler has been a registered botanical garden since 2004. Kohler has preserved hundreds of acres of wilderness and wetlands as well, including River Wildlife, a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary.
We’ve grown into a global company, and our dedication to the environment looks quite a bit different today, with a global sustainability goal of net zero and a strategy to reduce and offset our environmental footprint every year until we reach that goal by 2035. We have a history of looking ahead and doing all we can to ensure the future of our community, our world. We honor that tradition by creating a better future.