Sustainability Strategy

Zurn Water Solutions is Sustainably Inspired. Effective, safe and efficient water management is essential to sustainability, and it has been our business for more than a century. 

Today, our sole focus on water strengthens our position as an innovative, sustainable and responsible global company. We are continuously sharpening our focus to fulfill our commitments to corporate social responsibility and ESG principles.

“Doing the Right Thing has long been one of our guiding principles. Becoming a pure-play water management company only strengthens our ability to grow both as a water business and as a leader in sustainability.”

— Todd A. Adams, Chairman and CEO

Environment

Promoting environmental stewardship through sustainable water solutions, helping other sectors reduce water use and seeking to minimize our own environmental footprint.
Target: 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG intensity from 2021 to 2030.
Target: 15% reduction in energy consumed per U.S. dollar of operating revenue from 2021 to 2024.

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Health & Safety

Prioritizing the health and safety of our associates.
Target: Strive to 0 total recordable injury rate (TRIR) at all facilities (2022 and annually).

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People

Investing in our associates and creating an inclusive working environment
Target: 80% response rate to our Total Associate Engagement Survey by 2023, up from 73% in 2021

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Community

Supporting the communities where we live, work and play throughout philanthropic giving and volunteerism.
Target: $5 million in charitable contributions between 2021 and 2024.
Target: Provide 1% of company time for associate volunteerism.

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Governance & Ethics

Embodying ethical business practices around the world and building a diverse leadership team.
Target: 100% of associates trained annually on our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
Target: 8% diverse spend in businesses and sourcing, which include those owned by women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ+ and HUBZone.

 

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United Nations Sustainable Global Compact

In December 2021, Zurn Water Solutions joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Initiative – a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. 

“Our participation in the UNGC connects with our core values and our commitment to water, amplifying our deep heritage of environmental stewardship,” said Todd A. Adams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zurn Water Solutions. “With the broadest portfolio of product offerings within water safety and control, hygienic and environmental and flow systems, we are able to help customers save water and protect the environment. Our ecosystem of products and solutions delivers value to our customers while also helping them achieve their sustainability goals, done in a way where we also positively impact the environment.” 

Zurn Water Solutions will continue to expand upon and leverage the Ten Principles of the UNGC across its ESG strategies, policies, and procedures to continue a culture of integrity while promoting long-term sustainability.

Sustainability Oversight

An engaged board-level committee oversees our ESG work, including: 

  • Creation of ESG initiatives, plans and policies 
  • Performance on ESG initiatives 
  • Working with stakeholders on ESG matters and concerns 

Our top executives manage ESG-related matters through the ESG Steering Committee, which sets policies and streamlines reporting. To view our ESG-related policies, please visit our investor website.