Sustainability at Miele Professional
For the planet, our only home
Why we care about sustainability
Our planet is going through some profound changes – changes that we are just beginning to feel the consequences of.
We all have a responsibility to do everything we can to ensure a brighter, more sustainable future - from the largest multinational to the smallest family home.
'Immer Besser' defines Miele's commitment to always do better in everything we do. It keeps motivating us to make better, smarter solutions so the homes and businesses they serve become more sustainable, from one generation to the next.
On this page you can find out what we're doing on our journey to contribute to a better tomorrow.
Our pledges for the planet
As the race to save our only home is ever-accelerating, our commitment to evolve our ambitions is too. To continue our journey Miele Professional commits to the following sustainability pledges.
Make sustainability happen at every step
We continuously work towards making sustainability essential at every stage of our products and services' life cycle – as well as in all of our value chains, and in the homes and businesses of our customers.
Make machines that won’t leave a mark
Miele is dedicated to producing the best possible products and services with the least impact on the environment, with the ultimate aim to make them 100% carbon-neutral.
End waste by giving our machines new life
We are working towards creating a circular value chain with net-zero waste for all materials used in our machines to re-enter the loop at the end of their lifecycle.
Sustainability at a glance
In our infographic you can discover more information about our company, our pledges to the planet, more details on our sustainable solutions and some interesting facts on the meticulous and rigorous testing our machines go through. Find out more now!
More Sustainability insights
Ever since our company was founded in 1899, sustainability has been firmly anchored in our values. Read our articles and learn more about our approach to sustainability!
Sustainability, it’s in our DNA
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Miele products - discover the journey we have been on since we started.
A sustainable future for our planet
Miele Professional is committed to creating a sustainable future for our planet. Find out more about the pledges we have made to achieve our goals by 2030.
'Immer Besser' means always better, always caring
As a family-owned business, we believe that the future needs to be sustainable – and that our responsibility doesn’t end at the factory gate. That’s why we are driven to make everything we do more sustainable, and to help others do the same. For only together can we begin to solve the challenges facing our world.
More than 50% of Miele`s Research and Development budget goes into developing more sustainable solutions and services. The majority of Miele washing machines sold in 2020 achieved the highest efficiency class on the market.
From day one, the core of our product philosophy has been to manufacture products of exceptionally high quality with a long service life, using premium-quality materials and sophisticated production methods. So, using a longer-lasting Miele Professional machine gives you peace of mind, knowing that you are consuming less.
Miele (incl. Miele Professional) employs over 22,300 people whose well-being is very important to us. With manifold HR initiatives we support all our employees and are committed to being a reliable partner for both the industry and society.
Miele is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and we are carbon neutral in all of our locations (Scope 1&2). An important milestone on this path is the reduction of emissions in the use phase of our products (Scope 3.11) – which are the major contributors to our overall carbon footprint – by 15 percent from 2019 until 2030.
Thanks to their high quality, Miele Professional machines have a long service life. If a repair should be necessary, important functional parts are available for up to 15 years after the end of the range.³ In addition, it is often possible to deliver original replacement parts for important functions.
Miele Sustainability Report
Miele's new Sustainability Report is now available as a download. In this report Miele reinforces its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) published by the United Nations and subscribes to the 2°C target of international climate politics. As in the case of past reports, this issue follows the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
- 1.Statements can vary depending on specific product categories and machine capacity
- 2.MasterLine series
- 3.This does not apply to digital products or products for process documentation.