Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, parent company of Spirax Sarco UK, is one of over 40 leading UK companies that has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 and one of over 20 companies that has committed to biodiversity net gain.*
The full list of commitments made by Group Chief Executive, Nicholas Anderson, ahead of a Business Leaders Event, organised by the Council for Sustainable Business and DEFRA, on 29th June 2020 include:
Climate change commitments
The commitments were made on behalf of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc and all its Group companies.
Speaking of the commitments, Nicholas Anderson said,
“As a large and successful engineering company with a legacy of industry leadership and technical innovation, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is well positioned to take a leading role in the transition towards a more environmentally and socially sustainable economy. I firmly believe that it is our responsibility to be an agent of positive change as we manage and improve our own sustainability and help our customers and suppliers to do the same. These are just some of the commitments that Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, and its Group companies, will make as we accelerate our Sustainability agenda and performance in the coming years.”
Neil Daws, Managing Director of the Steam Specialties business said,
“Businesses everywhere have an important role to play in helping to tackle some of the problems humans have created for the planet, before it is too late. I am fully supportive of the commitments made by our Group Chief Executive, Nicholas Anderson, and look forward to making progress against them in the Steam Specialties business. We will also continue to play an important role in addressing climate change as we deliver increasingly novel new products, services and solutions to our customers to accelerate achievement of their carbon reduction targets.”
Progress against these and other sustainability targets will be outlined annually in the Annual Report and Accounts of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.
* Source: https://councilforsustainablebusiness.com/our-supporters, (Accessed 9th July 2020)
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