Amongst our key sustainability targets, we aim to bring water solutions and accelerate the transition to clean energy, whilst massively increasing the recycled content in our products.

In India, our researchers have successfully optimised the amount of material needed which means we are less carbon intensive, with no loss to quality or performance. Our Bengaluru research hub has also focused on electrofusion to join pipes using specialist fittings that have built-in electrical heating elements to weld the pipes together without the need for separate fittings. They benefit from our established expertise in Germany where we lead the market, notably thanks to our Frialen solutions.

In the Pacific region, we’re making the most progress on incorporating recycled content as we acquired Comspec, a New Zealand expert in plastic recycling. Comspec processes polypropylene and high-density polyethylene into plastic pellets, that we reuse as raw material, each year providing 2,000 tonnes of fully recycled resin. This acquisition translates into a significant reduction in our CO2 emissions. As an example, our Drainflo® range contains between 11 and 47% recycled content, sourced from shampoo, conditioner, and cleaning product bottles, all processed by Comspec.

Moreover, in Australia, our StormFLO® drainage system for use in agriculture and civil infrastructure projects, not only incorporates recycled material but is also fully recyclable. As well, our Draincoil® sub-surface drainage pipe is made with 100% recycled material and is also fully recyclable. This range of pipes and fittings helps tackle waterlogging after heavy rainfall, preventing salinity issues. They can be found in diverse settings: buildings, recreation spaces like sports field, racetracks, golf courses and agriculture.

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