Keeping Generations of People and Water Safe

For nearly 150 years, we have been committed to improving the comfort, safety, and quality of life for people around the world through our expertise in water technologies.

Our mission is simple, we want to provide high-quality products, systems, and solutions for the conveyance, conservation, control, and safe use of water. And with 39 locations around the world, we are dedicated to increasing energy efficiencies and reducing waste inside all of our offices and manufacturing facilities. 

We do all we can to enable our employees, customers, and partners in the innovation, development, and manufacturing of water technologies, systems, and solutions that protect our natural resources.  We continue to demonstrate the paramount value we place in safety and it is reflected in each of our technologies and solutions, and our environmental and social commitments.

Recognition & Initiatives

Joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2022.
Received recognition for sustainability performance from Newsweek magazine.
Joined the CEO Water Mandate, expanding our commitment to water stewardship.
First company to be verified to WAVE, The Water Council’s Water Stewardship Program.
Received “AA” rating from MSCI and “Low Risk” rating from Sustainalytics.

Our Commitment to Sustainability



“We have taken significant steps to ensure sustainability is ingrained in our culture, business practices, operations, and the way we engage with our communities.”
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Kenneth R. Lepage
General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer
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Our Handprint

While Watts has always been focused on our own footprint and how we can have a positive impact on the environment, it is through our product portfolio that we are able to help our customers become more sustainable which can profoundly impact the environment much further than we can do on our own. We focus on three key areas we refer to as the Triple Play of Sustainability: Safety & Regulation, Water Conservation, and Energy Efficiency.

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Our Footprint

As respectful environmental stewards, we engage in business practices that reflect our values and advance our efforts to promote an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable future. We are committed to minimizing the impact of our global operations and supply chain on the environment, protecting the communities where we operate, and innovative products and services that support our customers in doing the same.

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“We believe that a safer world is a more sustainable world - a belief that we proudly reflect in each of our technologies and solutions, and our environmental and social commitments.”
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Robert J. Pagano Jr.
CEO, President, and Chairperson of the Board

ESG Strategy

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Footprint to Handprint

Complete 5-year (2018-2023) eco-efficiency goals ahead of plan

Commit to new reduction targets in scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions in 2024

Better quantifying our product handprint benefits through LCA modeling
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Watts Sites to Communities

Increasing surveillance of our suppliers and their environmental practices

Pursuing local water stewardship engagements
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Business Strategy Influenced By Risks & Opportunities

Increased employee engagement and strengthened ERG

Production, Logistics and Distribution: to maximize our customer reach

Increased sales from Smart and Connected enabled products
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Sustainability Integrated At Every Level

Making our products and operations more resilient to pollution, extreme climate events, and the increasing scarcity of water.

Enhanced transparency, compliance, regulations, and reporting requirements – UNGC, WAVE, CEO Water Mandate, 3rd party environmental data validation

Sustainable Organizations & Partnerships

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Company Profile

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Sustainability Social Stewardship and Metrics


Our employees are our greatest assets, forming the bedrock of our company's success.
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We remain highly committed to ethical business practices worldwide
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Social Stewardship

Explore how Watts is leaving a meaningful mark on global communities through acts of compassion, social responsibility, and support. Click below to delve into our inspiring stories, highlighting our dedication to creating positive change worldwide.

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Watts and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the best-shared definitions of our global challenges and serve as a framework to determine where we can make the greatest impact. Watts is focused on addressing key impacts and opportunities to minimize the environmental footprint of our global operations while improving the health, wellness and safety of our employees and customers, and protecting the communities where we operate. Our strategy is aligned with the SDGs, and we believe we can most meaningfully contribute to the following seven goals. 

Materiality Matrix

In 2021, we completed a materiality assessment to inform our ESG strategy and prioritize actions. This assessment helped us identify and evaluate the ESG topics that have the most significant impact on our business and our stakeholders. It also identified ESG-related risks and opportunities for us to evaluate as we execute our growth strategy and societal trends that may impact our ability to meet stakeholder expectations.

Archived Sustainability Reports

Watts Sustainability Report 2021

Watts Sustainability Report 2020

Watts Sustainability Report 2019