Trusted Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Energy Recovery is dedicated to accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. That’s why we started our formal sustainability journey, turning the lens on ourselves and providing our stakeholders further transparency into our company and operations. We believe our sustainability objectives are a way to maintain competitive advantage and ensure resiliency in our operations, and our fourth annual report demonstrates clear signs of success and maturation towards these goals.

Follow our progress in our latest Sustainability Report

2022 Report Highlights

Letter from our CEO

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Quick Summary

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TCFD, SASB, GRI & Performance Data

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We’re Investing in Sustainability for a Brighter Future

Our UNSDG Alignment

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Target 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.A

Our energy recovery devices, including our flagship PX® Pressure Exchanger®, positively impact the water industry by increasing efficiencies for water desalination facilities and reducing costs and emissions. Our PX U Series for wastewater treatment applications significantly reduces the energy needs, costs, and emissions associated with treating wastewater discharge through ultra high-pressure reverse osmosis (UHPRO) applications.

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Target 7.3

Our products reduce emissions related to the production of vital resources through improved productivity, increased efficiency, and reduced energy consumption. Our energy recovery solutions save customers 17.2M metric tons of CO₂ equivalents annually, making resource-intensive industries, such as seawater desalination and wastewater treatment, affordable and accessible.

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Target 9.2, 9.4

Our products and solutions help build more resilient infrastructure and advance sustainable industrialization by enabling energy and cost-efficient commercial and industrial processes. More than 120 countries have signed on to the Kigali Amendment, aligning with specified timelines to phasedown HFC use. Our PX G1300® device offers customers the ability to increase the energy efficiency of CO₂ refrigeration systems, improving their bottom line while reducing their carbon footprint and following international protocol.

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Target 12.2, 12.4-7, 12.A

Our products and solutions are aligned in their focus on the efficient management and use of natural resources. Our emerging product lines in industries such as refrigeration are especially focused on accelerating the transition to natural refrigerants and reducing emissions from our customers’ operations. Furthermore, in conjunction with pursuing ISO 14001 certification, we are committed to adopting more sustainable consumption and production practices in our own operations.

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Target 13.1, 13.2, 13.3

Our product lines reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions globally, reclaim wastewater, and provide drinking water to communities. Our decision to respond to the TCFD framework further integrates the management of climate change-related risks and opportunities into our business strategy and strengthens our resilience to natural disasters and hazards.

Our Focus on Sustainability

Building community partnerships for a more sustainable future

Just as our company is dedicated to delivering efficient and sustainable products to our customers, we are committed to supporting the local and global communities where our employees live and work with that same spirit. Our aim is to lead by example and empower our partners who share this purpose.

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Ensuring accountability and transparency

As a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ERII), our corporate governance efforts are focused on effectively managing risk and preserving long-term, sustainable value for the benefit of our shareholders, our employees, and the broader ecosystem in which we operate.

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Awards & Ratings

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MSCI ESG Rating “AAA”

Energy Recovery Sustainability 2023 EcoVadis rating

Silver EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

IR Award

IR Awards: “Best ESG Communications” and “Best ESG Reporting among small to mid-cap companies”

Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating: Medium

CRRA

2nd Runner Up for “Best First Time Report”

MSCI

MSCI ESG Small Cap Leaders Index

Sustainability Reports

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In November 2022, Energy Recovery Inc. received an ESG Risk Rating of 27.7 and was assessed by Morningstar Sustainalytics to be at Medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. In no event the rating shall be construed as investment advice or expert opinion as defined by the applicable legislation.