We’ve set ambitious targets to make our own operations and solutions more  sustainable.

By 2025, we’re aiming to cut carbon emissions by 75% per ton produced – primarily by moving to 100% renewable electricity – and to quadruple the amount of  recycled material in our products.

Renewable electricity

We’re making strong progress towards our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 75% per ton of production by 2025. At the end of 2023, more than a third of our operations were powered by renewable electricity.

We’re also on target to reduce our energy use by 3% each year and have rolled out our new online Climate School across the company. It explains the complexity of climate science in an accessible way and helps colleagues take action to tackle global warming at work and at home.

In 2023

36%

of our operations were powered by renewables compared with 22% in 2022 – a 64% increase

Recycled material

We aim to quadruple the amount of recycled material in our products by 2025, to reach a minimum of 50% of what is allowed under current standards.

As 75% of our products are used to distribute, treat or store water, it makes sense that we focus on integrating recycled materials here. For example, recyclate makes up 24% of the middle layer of the three-layered, anti-microbial storage tank first developed in Guatemala and built upon by our teams in India.

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, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Investment

€7m

for our New Zealand operations to build new recycling facilities for plastic construction and demolition waste

“If climate is a shark, water is the teeth of the shark. Water is the first to come at the front of the challenge we are facing.”

Jacques Attali
Writer and Economist

Closing the loop

Zero waste to landfill is a key environmental goal. So, as well as exploring new ways to use recycled plastics in our products, we’re making sure more of our solutions are fully recyclable at the end of their long life.

As a further move towards a circular economy, we’re also considering the environmental impact of solutions throughout the innovation process. We constantly monitor CO2 emissions and use of energy, water and materials in the manufacture and use of our products.

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