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Kohler Co. Receives Business Intelligence Group's Sustainability Leadership Award

Kohler Co. Receives Business Intelligence Group's Sustainability Leadership Award

Published 09-13-21

Submitted by Kohler

KOHLER, Wis., September 13, 2021 /CSRwire/ - Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of plumbing products; tile, cabinetry and lighting; and engines, generators and clean energy solutions, announces that it has been recognized with The Business Intelligence Group's Sustainability Leadership Award in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

Kohler Co. was recognized for its efforts around KOHLER Believing in Better, the company’s sustainability and social impact strategy across three pillars: better planet, better communities and better lives. Within the Better Planet pillar, Kohler’s Environmental Sustainability team is reimagining the company’s path to net zero across operations by 2035 and working to reduce Kohler’s overall operational environmental footprint, while creating more environmentally favorable and sustainable products and services to preserve a healthy planet. This mission is embedded throughout the company and brands within Kohler’s global operations.

Kohler’s Believing in Better: Better Planet strategy empowers associates to focus on sustainability across the business through various initiatives. The company’s signature Innovation for Good program focuses on developing products and solutions for pressing global social and environmental issues. Innovation for Good's internal innovation incubator, I-Prize, invites associates from across Kohler businesses to ideate and become partners in developing these business solutions. The company’s Design for Environment, Environmental Product Declarations and Declare Label initiatives also ensure that all associates and leadership are working to bring new concepts to life that are aligned to the singular goal of achieving positive results toward a Better Planet.

“Kohler is focusing on bringing sustainability to the forefront in a meaningful and results-driven manner,” says Ratish Namboothiry, Kohler Co. Director of Innovation for Good and Sustainability. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Business Intelligence team for our work in being a more sustainable company and promoting a more sustainable world.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize Kohler for their sustainability efforts,” says Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

Kohler was further recognized by Business Intelligence when Kohler Power was named a Sustainability Product of the Year winner for its Kohler Tier 4 Final KD Series Generator, an industrial-grade, diesel-powered generator that provides backup power for large hyperscale and regional global data centers.

To learn more about Kohler’s efforts within Believing in Better, click here.

About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 35,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf course will host the Ryder Cup in 2021. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. For more details, please visit

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.


Vicki Valdez Hafenstein
Kohler Co. Public Relations
+1 920 917-9419

Maria Jimenez
Chief Nominations Officer
Business Intelligence Group
1 909-529-2737

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