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.
In today’s increasingly environmentally-conscious world, we’re all looking to become more sustainable; whether that’s by switching to a reusable coffee cup or paper straws. But, scale up these eco-conscious efforts to a district heating scheme and you could be faced with some pretty unique challenges.
Efficiency is king - a saying that we should all be aware of in the industry. There’s always a way to save more on water use, especially during the wash-down process. Driving down the overheads that make up such a high percentage of our budgets should also be at the top of everyone’s to-do list.
Spirax Sarco has launched a new steam and thermal energy audit as part of its service portfolio.
For plant managers, two things in life are certain: manufacturing uses a lot of energy; and that energy costs money. In fact, a survey by The Daily Telegraph and YouGov revealed that 28 per cent of manufacturing companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy . That’s enough to make anyone’s eyes water.