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Uponor Exceeds Emissions and Recycling Targets in Latest Sustainability Review

As the leading global solutions provider for the delivery of safe drinking water as well as energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, we are happy to report that our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions have been reduced by almost half (47%), far surpassing the sector target proposed for 2025 (20%). 
Our recent sustainability report also revealed that last year, 88% of the company’s waste was recycled and 93% of the company’s electricity usage was renewable, which is up from 79% in 2020 and 22% in 2019, meaning we are well on track to meet our 100% target by 2025.
In addition to this, we are on our way to producing third-party verified product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) covering the top 40% of our product portfolio by 2025 at the latest, and covering the entire product portfolio no later than 2030.
This comes as we recently launched the world’s first bio-based PEX pipe which reduces carbon emissions by 90%*. This innovative pipe was also recently shortlisted for the Embodied Carbon Award in CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2023, demonstrating Uponor’s commitment to the circular economy.
Commenting on the success of our sustainability efforts over the past year, John Fahy managing director at Uponor UK, commented: “In 2021, we revised our sustainability agenda based on last year’s UN Global Compact’s Business ambition for 1.5°C and the Science Based Targets initiative. By doing so, we set even more ambitious targets for our work, which will also help our customers to achieve their own targets using the products and solutions we provide. So, to have achieved what we have over the past year is brilliant to see.”
John continued, “Resource productivity is an important part of our product development, and our aim is to reduce the use of virgin fossil raw materials in our production. Since 2021, we have produced a range of bio-based pipes which utilise renewable raw materials and feedstock, helping to significantly lower our carbon footprint, while helping our customers to achieve their GHG emission reduction targets, too.”
To reduce company-wide operational emissions and reach our environmental and energy targets systematically, we also pursue an environmental management system in line with ISO 14001 and an energy management system compliant with ISO 50001. In 2021, 15 out of 17 of our manufacturing facilities were ISO 14001 certified and 10 were ISO 50001 certified.
Read the full sustainability review here.
*Based on Environmental Product Declaration EN15804+A1, CML / ISO21930.