Small ripples make a big wave

CEO STATEMENTS

SMALL RIPPLES MAKE A BIG WAVE

CEO’S MESSAGE
“For more than 30 years, we have been building our group to excel in the fields of water treatment, swimming pools and the medical industry. We are passionate about our business. We all have the drive to commit ourselves daily as reliable water, pool and medical XPRTS. Year after year, our group grows stronger by expanding our knowledge, learning from what we do and successfully putting our expertise into practice. This is how we rise to every challenge. It is the DNA you find in every Pollet Group company. Whether we treat water, build swimming pools or improve healthcare, that mentality is what made us the Pollet Group we are today.

Drive keeps you building as the world goes on turning. We face exciting times with new business models, a changing supply chain, glocalization,… Climate and social changes are not a stumbling block for an organisation like ours. On the contrary, it offers opportunities. We come up with solutions, challenge partners and motivate our employees to anticipate for the future. We minimise our ecological footprint and maximise our social impact. Not hastily, but thoughtfully and step by step. Not just from one day to the next, but thanks to numerous initiatives. Because many small ripples, make a big wave. Pollet Group is ready for the future and is building the new normal. Today, we are writing the story of tomorrow. Our group unites a variety of companies, numerous cultures and a range of activities. More than anything, we stand for unity in diversity: we share resilience and that unique ‘can do, will do’ mentality. There is no better foundation for making a difference as an organisation!”

Sofie Pollet
CEO Pollet Group

SMALL RIPPLES
MAKE A BIG WAVE

Dimitri Taillieu

SUSTAINABILITY IS
NOT A DEPARTMENT.
IT IS PART OF
EVERYTHING WE DO.

SUSTAINABILITY IS MORE THAN A DEPARTMENT

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
“Acquisitions have been an important part of Pollet Group’s growth and success over the past decades. It is part of our ‘join to grow’ strategy, our approach to grow in a sustainable way. We invest in businesses that make us stronger, more resilient and flexible. This is how we arm ourselves for future market challenges. Water is what connects our 3 divisions. Pollet Pool Group emerged from complementary activities within some of our Pollet Water Group businesses. Pollet Medical Group in turn has as its origin water treatment for haemodialysis centres. By dividing our activities into 3 separate divisions, we are committed to continue our growth by investing in three complementary, yet different markets. Investing also means actively looking for interesting acquisitions that strengthen our position as a group. They are companies that provide diversity or additional specialisation for one of our divisions. We operate close to the market and integrate companies. That way, we have both local and central control over the origin of products and a grip on the entire production and delivery process. By being present in many European countries, we can intervene more quickly, make ourselves less vulnerable to market changes and act more efficiently. We shorten the supply chain, reduce transport costs and in this way also reduce our ecological footprint. Human Capital is another very important factor in an acquisition. The presence of strong people in our companies provides better control over our quality in our value chain and ensures proper working conditions.”

Dimitri Taileu

SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT A DEPARTMENT. IT IS PART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

We implement ESG
in our organisation
to future-proof our business.

OUR ESG GOALS ARE A REFLECTION OF WHO WE ARE

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
“As an organization, our goal is to create value for all our stakeholders. To do this, we have been building a business over the past 30 years that generates revenue growth, profitability, cash flow and return on investment. ESG considerations have always been embedded in how we do business and in the decisions we take. Our people-first culture, for example, means we work to make a meaningful impact for all our employees as well as for the communities where we live and work. Investments in energy savings and production of solar energy, to give another example, have been taken in order to save costs and to become more sustainable. Governance has long been high on the agenda in our efforts to balance the needs and actions of both the business and the family. So what will change in the future? ESG criteria will become explicit, supported by data, targets and transparent reporting. The new sustainability standards provide a common framework for all companies to structure information and communication. In essence, however, it continues to be about long-term value creation and value protection (managing risks). For example: whenever we borrow money to invest in new projects, our lenders will assess our ability to repay our loans. And what drives this ability? Future cash flow generation, which in itself is of course driven by our continuous ability to attract the best people, grow our revenues, control costs and reduce our risks. As a family business, looking beyond short-term factors and taking a long-term perspective comes naturally to us. In addition, we possess the distinct advantage that we are valued-led with a purpose-driven mindset. Our ESG goals will be a reflection of who we are and how we choose to do business.”

Mathias Christiaens

OUR ESG GOALS WILL BE A REFLECTION OF WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE CHOOSE TO DO BUSINESS.

Mathias Christiaens
CFO

OUR ESG GOALS WILL
BE A REFLECTION OF
WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE
CHOOSE TO DO BUSINESS.

BUILDING
TOMORROW’S
STORY TODAY

COMMITMENT STATEMENTS
Pollet Group is committed to sustainability in everything we do. This translates into our group’s three divisions: Pollet Water Group, Pollet Pool Group and Pollet Medical Group. Whether we operate in water treatment, the pool sector or the medical industry, it is vital for Pollet Group to care for the earth on which we thrive, and not least the people who work every day for our customers, partners and colleagues. Discover the statement of each division CEO within Pollet Group.

Sven Ameye
CEO Pollet Water Group

JOIN OUR MISSION.
MAKE WATER COUNT.

Water treatment has been our purpose for more than 30 years. As water treatment experts, we make it possible to tackle any water challenge and preserve water as one of earth’s most precious natural resources. We are fully committed to translate our extensive know-how and expertise into solutions and projects that make a difference for people and planet. Sustainability is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Join our mission. Make Water Count!

Jeroen Van Wauwe
CEO Pollet Pool Group

SUPPORTING POOL BUILDERS.
Pollet Pool Group’s slogan is “Supporting Pool Builders”.
A luxury item like a pool, does not have to be a big energy and water guzzler at all. At the base, always think carefully about the right composition and components. Pollet Pool Group is a frontrunner in introducing new technologies revolving around smart energy use. We make our customers aware of the importance of this development. You can really make a difference and influence the market.

Kris Oorts
CEO Pollet Water Group

OFFERING MEDICAL
EXCELLENCE.
“Two years ago we started our “think tank” on green dialysis. We brought experts from all PMG companies together with the R&D department of PWG. Several brain storming sessions later, this has lead to a large number of initiatives and became part of our DNA. We are proud to present the first results such as the launch of the CentRO, an energy and water saving RO, and the EMAS/ ISO 14001-certification of Herco. But it doesn’t end here… In the meantime our R&D department is actively developing a number of revolutionary products that will make dialysis more environmentally friendly. In this way PMG contributes to a greener future!”