Products That Protect
Water is a vital resource that sustains all life on our planet, yet its scarcity and potential dangers cannot be ignored. At Watts, we recognize the critical role our products and solutions play in protecting our precious water resources and the communities that rely on them. For nearly 150 years, we have been a trusted partner to our customers, providing innovative and sustainable products that tackle their most pressing water safety challenges.
Our commitment to sustainability is grounded in three core principles: Safety and Regulation, Water Conservation, and Energy Efficiency. By prioritizing these three elements as a “triple-play” strategy, we are dedicated to creating products that not only ensure the safe and proper management of water but also reduce our impact on the environment.
"Triple Play" of Sustainability
We are proud to offer solutions that prioritize the protection of our planet, our resources, and the people we share them with. As we look toward a more sustainable future, we remain committed to ensuring that our products continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers through our “triple play” of sustainability:
Safety & Regulation
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
To prioritize sustainability, Watts is committed to evaluating and understanding the environmental impact of our products at every stage of their life cycle. We continuously strive to exceed the ecological responsibility of our offerings, and our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) capabilities play a crucial role in this regard. Our LCA methodology adheres to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 guidelines, and we have already conducted an LCA on our Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) product family.
Products Designed for Long Life
Watts has a longstanding tradition of developing products with extended lifespans. This enables us to maximize our use of raw materials while offering customers longer-lasting solutions that require fewer replacements and disposals. To achieve this, we focus on creating robust products that are designed for reusability, repairability, and recyclability.
Watts produces a diverse range of eco-friendly products that aim to help customers reduce their environmental impact, support sustainability efforts, and promote the construction of green buildings. LEED® (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design™) is the most widely used rating system for green buildings, offering a comprehensive approach to addressing critical issues related to climate change, human health, community support, and resilience in a constantly changing world. Our LEED product guide focuses on the latest version, LEED version 4.1, and suggests potential Watts products that can be combined with other materials and products to help building projects earn credits toward LEED certification. This approach provides an opportunity to encourage more sustainable practices within the construction industry and promote a more environmentally friendly future.
BLÜCHER Leading the Charge
BLÜCHER, one member of the Watts family, is an industry-leader in sustainability focused practices. Their approach involves designing products that use sustainable materials, prioritizing circularity, and emphasizing transparency in their production.
Since 2017, the Watts Global Sourcing Team has been conducting thorough audits of our packaging practices. As a result, we have reduced our use of plastic and chemical protective packaging materials by over 80%. In 2022, more than 90% of all packaging boxes shipped to customers in the Americas were created using a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content, with crates constructed from low-grade, non-consumer wood.