About Schoeller Water

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FOUNDER’S STORY

Schoeller Water was created out of a Vision of sustainable resource management and access to water in emerging markets. Johannes Willms, the Schoeller Water CEO has translated this Vision into a sustainable business which is not only essential in its conception but also a key characteristic of a Schoeller company.

BACKGROUND

As part of the Schoeller Family business which has existed since the mid-17th century has always been very entrepreneurial, diversifying early on and adapting their outlook depending on the opportunities of the time. Experience in iron ore, textiles, sugar, packaging, and now also Recycling, Renewables, and other Services in the Capital market, gives Schoeller a unique approach and perspective. Always looking to the future, preparing for the next set of opportunities to sieze, Schoeller has developed a very sustainable business outlook wanting to offer the next Schoeller generation the best chances for success in a changing world.

Water in some form is used in the production of almost all processes and products existing today, either as process water, cooling water, fire extinguishing water, drinking water and sanitary water. With water as a resource becoming more scarce and costly, the opportunity was envisioned to enable access to drinking water in developing countries.

Schoeller Water was created out of this Vision of sustainable resource management and access to water in emerging markets. Creating a sustainable business around this Vision was not only inherent in its conception but also a key characteristic of a Schoeller company.

 

“The DNA of a Product is the DNA of the Business.”

Johannes Willms, Co-Founder & CEO, Schoeller Water

VISION

Looking to the Future, effective resource management and creating access to clean water and energy will play a decisive role in the progress of developing countries.

MISSION

Schoeller Water will create monetary and social benefits by enabling local entrepreneurs in offering decentralized, affordable drinking water and renewable energy solutions to low income customers in developing markets.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

At Schoeller Water we believe that creating social value and being profitable must go hand-in-hand in creating a successful and sustaining business. In our case the best way to access the market is through combining social and economic benefits, by building local trust, incentivizing the customer by offering cost saving products, and giving ownership to local entrepreneurs.