Our group company, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, has launched its refreshed Sustainability strategy and announced four new targets, designed to accelerate sustainability performance, including:
· Achieve net zero (1) in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (2) by 2030
· Deliver a 10% biodiversity net gain from direct operations by 2025 (3)
· Send zero waste to landfill by 2025
· Further raise global supply chain standards
· Innovate more products with quantifiable sustainability benefits
· Establish a £5 million (4) fund to support inclusive access to education
The new strategy builds on Spirax-Sarco Engineering's responsible business foundations which are underpinned by its focus on Health & Safety, People & Wellbeing, Inclusion & Diversity and Ethical Business Practices.
With over 8,000 people working in 68 countries worldwide, Spirax-Sarco Engineering is deeply embedded within the communities where it operates. Our Company's technologies play a crucial role in critical industrial processes responsible for the production of many products used every day. Our purpose is to create sustainable value for all its stakeholders by engineering a more efficient, safer and sustainable world.
One Planet: Engineering with Purpose is our refreshed strategic roadmap towards achieving leadership in industrial sustainability and to building a more sustainable future. More details can be found at spiraxsarcoengineering.com/sustainability/one-planet.
"The world's challenges are global and complex. By operating responsibly and working with our stakeholders to engineer a more efficient, safer and sustainable world, we aim to make a difference. Our new strategy has been developed with input from over 600 people, it is evidence-based and focuses on initiatives that will create lasting impact for us and the wider world.
Our strategy addresses how we source materials to how we develop, manufacture and sell our products. It also focuses on creating sustainability benefits for our customers and prioritises the way we support our communities. We are investing in sustainability across our Group, building on a legacy of responsible business operations, working ethically and safely, as well as creating inclusive environments where diversity can thrive. Across our Group we will support each other and work with our customers, suppliers and communities to drive meaningful and positive change."
If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’ll have no doubt realised by now that I am – like many of my colleagues – passionate about the positive impact clean steam can make in the food and beverage sector.
Process, energy, and maintenance managers looking to maximise safety, efficiency, and productivity, are being urged to take a proactive approach to plant management by including wireless steam trap monitoring within their proactive maintenance regime.
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Industrial steam specialist, Spirax Sarco Limited, headquartered in Gloucestershire, has begun machining a critical component part for use in the UCL-Ventura breathing aid, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device that is being used to provide potentially life-saving oxygen to patients affected by COVID-19.
Mike Maslanka and Tom Suwart are both steam systems experts and trainers at Spirax Sarco's UK Steam Technology Centre (UKSTC) in Cheltenham. They decided to undertake the Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Operator Award, here they tell us what it was like preparing and taking one of the toughest courses in the industry.