“Taking care of a better climate. Inside each home and the world around it.”
With highly efficient heating technology, we enable our customers to heat in an energy-saving and eco-friendly manner. At the same time, we play an active role in climate protection thanks to resource-saving solutions.
Pointing the way to a green future
Ever since the company was established by Johann Vaillant in 1874, we have been transforming energy into warmth and comfort for people.
We specialise in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology – which are all critical factors in the energy transition. In the European Union alone, more than 40 per cent of primary energy is used in the buildings sector. Furthermore, a large proportion of installed heating equipment is no longer up to date. Intelligent heating and hot-water products and solutions harbour considerable potential in terms of reducing CO₂ emissions.
Our objective is to enable the use of cutting-edge heating equipment in each and every home. We take our responsibility for the global climate extremely seriously, including in terms of our own business operations. The Vaillant Group is climate-neutral in its own operations since 2020 (Scope 1 and 2). As part of our sustainability programme, SEEDS, we have developed an ambitious climate strategy.
Our vision shows us the way. In our case, this means a future in which heating and hot water are supplied without any CO₂ emissions. This can, however, only be achieved if gas and electricity grids switch gradually, but completely, to renewable energy sources.
In order to shape the heating market of tomorrow, we have set three strategic priorities. We plan to expand our leading international position in the area of highly efficient gas-fired condensing technology. At the same time, we strive to play a leading role in Europe when it comes to heat pumps. Furthermore, we are investing heavily in the development of digital solutions.
Highly efficient gas-fired condensing technology
Gas technologies will remain a key pillar of the heating market beyond 2050 and therefore a cost-effective, long-term solution for existing buildings. They will also still form part of the Vaillant Group’s core business. In keeping with our vision, we are developing ever more climate-friendly gas appliances, including those that can also be run on “green” gas.
Electric heat pumps
Electric heat pumps are the heating systems of the future. With this growing product segment, we are able to make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the buildings sector. Whenever heat pumps are operated using electricity from renewable sources, they do not generate any CO₂ emissions; this is just one example of how we enable our customers to play a part in climate protection through energy-efficient and eco-friendly products.
Digitalisation is apparent throughout the entire Vaillant Group. We are developing streamlined processes and expanding our core business through digital business models, thus adding even more value for our customers and partners. We are offering our customers new services and customised energy management solutions. We are helping our partners to optimise their services and make their processes more efficient.
Our corporate values
Values are important. For society – and for companies. For employees, customers and business partners. Shared visions can be brought to life on the basis of clear and practised values. As a globally operating family business, we are determined to take social responsibility and set a good example. Four corporate values shape the way we think and act; we call this the Vaillant Group Spirit.
“We exceed customers’ expectations, set ourselves ambitious goals and act sustainably.”
We strive to always find the best possible solution for the needs of our customers. We set ourselves ambitious goals and pursue a clear vision. In doing so, we act in a commercially viable and social manner in order to ensure long-term success. For us, corporate responsibility means enabling people to make their homes more climate-friendly – as we design our own business activities climate-neutral.
“We rely on each other, share our knowledge and learn from mistakes.”
We cultivate an open and friendly corporate culture – and treat each other with fairness and respect. Team spirit and solidarity are essential in order to achieve shared visions. We are well aware that some challenges can perhaps only be overcome following difficulties and mistakes. We embrace an open culture of error acceptance and foster a positive attitude towards the challenges we face. As such, we lay the foundation for our shared ongoing development.
“We act with respect, take responsibility and observe laws and regulations.”
We promote a constructive and fair working environment in which our corporate values can be put into practice. We give our roughly 15,000 employees worldwide the freedom necessary to deliver outstanding performance – and we entrust them with responsibility for decisions and results. For us, compliance with laws, regulations and internal rules is a matter of course. We support our employees to ensure that they act in accordance with applicable regulations at all times.
“We inspire people, fight for our ideas and celebrate achievements.”
We question the status quo – and are always searching for creative solutions in our quest to harness new commercial potential and ideas for even more climate-friendly technologies. We never stand still. With courage and tireless dedication, we strive to bring about change. We are proud of our shared achievements and know how to celebrate them.