Ideal Standard reduces CO2 emissions by  5,514 tonnes

Ideal Standard International has published its latest Sustainability Report, updating progress on its "Together for a Better Future" business goals.

24 Feb, 24

Bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard International has reduced its company-wide CO2 emissions by 5%, equalling  5,514 tonnes, and removed 41.5 tonnes of single use plastic from product packaging, in 2023.

Ideal Standard publishes Sustainability Report 2023

Its achievements, have been published in its latest Sustainability Report, updating progress on its “Together for a Better Future” environmental-led business goals.

The business highlighted a “milestone” in its achievements of its fittings plant in Wittlich, Germany, reaching zero scope 2 emissions in 2023, with 100% of electricity produced from renewable sources, including 3,000 photovoltaic panels on site.

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In addition, Ideal Standard has also published 5,000 Environmental Product Declarations, which it states allows greater transparency for customers.

These achievements were also supported by the launch of the EcoLogic development framework, which uses sustainable supply chains and durable materials to create products which improve hygiene and water and energy efficiency.

This has led to the development of products such as the Alu+ showering range, which is manufactured from 84% recycled aluminium, is nickel free, and is water efficient.

During the year, Ideal Standard launched and completed a supply chain due diligence program covering 80% of direct group spend and secured ISO 45001 health and safety certification for operations in the UK and the Czech Republic.

It means all plants across five countries have achieved the accreditation.

During the year, the company also improved female recruitment in Europe by 7.5%.

Ideal Standard International CEO Jan Peter Tewes said: “We’ve made a real impact against our goals set in 2022.

“I’m especially proud that we have continued to invest in improvements to manufacturing processes and the development of leading-edge products against the backdrop of an economic downturn.”

Ideal Standard rounded off 2023 by being awarded a silver medal by sustainability rating provider EcoVadis – placing it in the top 25% of more than 85,000 companies evaluated globally.

Head of ESG at Ideal Standard Fatima Mimouni added: “While we are proud of our achievements, we know there’s more to do, and we’re already working on a number of improvements.

“Our goals remain ambitious, yet we are confident that by fostering close collaboration with our partners and suppliers, we can face challenges head-on and truly make a meaningful impact.”

Ideal Standard published its overarching environmental commitment  “Together for a Better Future” in 2022, supported by three pillars: for better lives, for a better planet and for better business.

These are underscored by the company’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in areas including clean water and sanitation, gender equality and climate action.

Ideal Standard was acquired by Villeroy & Boch from Anchorage Capital Group and CVC Credit, with the transaction expected to complete in early 2024.