Kelda Sustainability

Kelda’s Air-Powered™ technology is committed to helping its customers reduce water and energy consumption from showering, resulting in fewer carbon emissions.

The Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. Its goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C, and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Kelda is clear in its mission to support the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed to tackle climate change and provide a more sustainable future by 2030.

To play its part, Kelda is investing in it’s Air-Powered™ technology which delivers the smallest carbon footprint of all shower products. From the beginning, Kelda’s mission has been upheld by pioneering scientific innovation. It’s patented technologies are drawn from decades of cutting-edge aerospace and automotive engineering and backed by the world’s leading sustainability organisations, such as the Carbon Trust and the Solar Impulse Foundation. Kelda launched the world’s first true high efficiency shower system in 2016, and ever since we have been working relentlessly to develop and improve further technologies that not only improve shower experience and wellbeing, but create a more sustainable future. Kelda aims to become a leading sustainable manufacturer and this clearly includes the responsibility of its products throughout their life cycle.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

SDG6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 6 | Clean Water and Sanitation

Water and sanitation are at the core of sustainable development, and the range of services they provide underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. However, in recent decades overexploitation, pollution, and climate change have led to severe water stress in locales across the world.

Today, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water, and more than 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation. Climate change is exacerbating the situation, with increasing disasters such as floods and droughts. 80 per cent of wastewater in the world flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused, and 70 per cent of the world’s natural wetland extent has been lost, including a significant loss of freshwater species.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses an additional impediment, impairing access for billions of people to safely managed drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services  –  services desperately needed to prevent the virus from spreading.

Now more than ever the world needs to transform the way it manages its water resources and delivers water and sanitation services for billions of people. Urgent action is needed to overcome this global crisis, as it is affecting all countries around the world, socially, economically and environmentally.

As a direct response to the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development called for by Heads of State and Government at the SDG Summit in 2019, the UN system launched the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework in July 2020, to step up progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and put the world on track to realise their targets by 2030. We call upon all stakeholders to galvanise actions around the framework in order to accelerate the achievement of the water-related goals and targets and overcome the global crisis.

“Kelda are pioneers of high-efficiency showers using Air-Powered™ technology. Our aim is to reduce water, energy and carbon emissions from showering while enhancing wellbeing. We hope that we can play our part in creating a more sustainable future.”
Paul Ravnbo-West, Marketing Director, Kelda Showers