At Watts, our reputation for quality, safety, and reliability is known worldwide.
As environmental stewards, we engage in and promote business practices that respect our values. We are committed to minimizing the impact of our global operations and supply chain on the environment, protecting the communities where we operate, and innovating products and services that support our customers in doing the same.


Reducing our Water, Energy, Carbon, and Waste Footprints since 2014

Absolute Reduction since 2014


Intensity Reduction*
*baseline year 2018
Absolute Emissions Reduction since 2014


Intensity Reduction*
*baseline year 2018; market-based emissions
Intensity Reduction*
*baseline year 2018

In 2022:

Decommissioned lead-foundry
Reporting non-hazardous stats

Tracking Environmental Data

50% of global manufacturing footprint is certified to ISO 14001

3% YOY eco-efficiency goals set for 2018-2023

Third-party environmental data verification since 2020
Sustainability Footprint

Environment, Health, & Safety

Our environmental management system is a key component of our global integration and provides the framework from which we deliver best-in class performance, while ensuring our facilities operate safely, efficiently, and responsibly.
The Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Steering Committee is led by our CEO and executive management team and spearheads all EHS and ESG programs at Watts. Committee members review our EHS and sustainability performance and discuss trends and issues, key business drivers, progress on goals and targets, and actions for continued improvement.

Read more in our EHS & Sustainability Policy

Examples of Energy Emissions Reductions

WAVE verified

Watts WAVE Certification

Watts has successfully completed verification for The Water Council’s WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, indicating the company has assessed water-related risk across the enterprise, identified the highest water-related impacts using credible water-related data and implemented best practice in improving water stewardship performance. As a result of the review, Watts took a variety of actions at the local and global level to reduce water consumption, increase reuse, improve water quality, and reduce negative impacts upstream and downstream.

Learn More About WAVE Certification

Water Stewardship

Access to clean, safe, and affordable water is a fundamental human right. Water and climate are inexorably linked, and an imminent global water crisis threatens the availability, quantity, and quality of water for basic human needs. We formalized our commitment to being part of the solution in our Corporate Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Policy.



with global water stewardship standards and
best practices, particularly
among high-use facilities &
facilities in water-stressed



for water-related rights and a guarantee of easy access to safe water, sanitation, & hygiene throughout our operations.


of the downstream impacts
of our operations: amount of
water used, quality of water
discharged, and effects of
discharged water on local



and openness in communication with stakeholders, offering support for, and coordinating with public sector agencies.


goals that continually
advance stewardship in
operations, watershed
management, community
engagement, and

Engaging all Colleagues in Water Stewardship

Sustainability Footprint

Community Garden Brings Colleagues Together, with Water Conservation at the Forefront

A team of employees at our Moirans, France manufacturing facility are providing colleagues with access to organic food while furthering the company’s commitment to water stewardship. The group built their own garden with compost to fertilize as needed, harvesting a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruits, aromatics, and flowers. Knowing they did not want to increase the site’s overall water consumption to tend the garden, two colleagues designed an innovative watering system that uses air conditioning condensate collected in a tank as the garden’s water source, saving 50 liters of water daily. They have also improved the biodiversity of their site by building feeders and nests for insects and birds.

Sustainability Footprint

Preventing Water Loss During Product Testing

In Auckland, New Zealand, colleagues at our Apex Valves manufacturing and distribution site implemented a new solution to detect and prevent water leaks associated with a product quality test conducted at the facility. Implementation of a sensor now stops the test and shuts down the water supply if a leak is detected. A second sensor monitors for system leaks. The change has resulted in a safer workplace, reduction in leaks and water loss, and improved productivity for the facility, which can now run the test overnight as a result of the added detection technology.

Sustainability Footprint

Local Contributions to Enterprise Goals

The team at our Nogales, Mexico contract manufacturing Maquiladora partner knew that an increased production of hazardous waste associated with a parts-cleaning process would impact the site’s total water usage. To reduce water usage and wastewater disposed, they identified and installed a new filter that separates coolant and water, allowing water to be reused in the cleaning process. The filter reduced the water usage related to the cleaning process by more than 18,000 liters in 2022.

You can read more about the positive impact this action had on the site’s hazardous waste in the Waste Reduction Facility Highlights.