Sustainability in action

Our UNSDG Alignment

6 clean water and sanitation

Clean Water and Sanitation

Target 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.A

Our energy recovery devices positively impact the water industry by increasing efficiencies for water desalination facilities and reducing costs and emissions. Our energy recovery devices for wastewater treatment applications significantly reduce the energy needs, costs, and emissions associated with treating wastewater discharge through ultra high-pressure reverse osmosis (UHPRO) applications.

7 Affordable and clean energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

Target 7.3

Our products reduce emissions related to the production of vital resources by increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption. Our energy recovery solutions save customers 41.4 TWh of energy consumption annually, making energy-intensive industries, such as seawater desalination, wastewater treatment, and CO2 refrigeration affordable and accessible.

9 industry, innovation and infrastructure

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Target 9.2, 9.4

Our products help build more resilient infrastructure and advance sustainable industrialization by enabling energy and cost-efficient commercial and industrial processes. The Kigali Amendment has gained significant traction, aligning signatories with specified timelines to phase down HFC use. Our PX G1300® energy recovery device helps customers save energy and increase system reliability, improving their bottom line while reducing their carbon footprint and meeting local regulations.

12 Responsible consumption and production

Responsible Consumption and Production

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 product lines in industries such as refrigeration can offer a cost-effective path for transitioning to a more sustainable and natural refrigerant to exponentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, we are committed to adopting more sustainable consumption and production practices in our own operations.

13 climate action

Climate Action

Target 13.1, 13.2, 13.3

Our product lines reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions globally and support reuse of wastewater and provision of drinking water to communities. In 2023, our products helped customers avoid 19.7M metric tons of carbon emissions. In our own operations, we have set a target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in relation to our revenue by 65% by 2026.*

*Based on Energy Recovery estimates (internally validated)

Awards & Ratings

MSCI ESG Rating

MSCI ESG Rating “AAA”

Silver EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

IR Magazine Award

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

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Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating: Medium

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