GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - November 18, 2021
Evoqua Water Goal to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050
Evoqua Water Technologies announced goals to reduce its operational footprint by increasing the amount of recycling and the reuse of water in its facilities by 2035 and reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
The Pittsburgh-based water treatment solutions company had adopted a goal of reusing more water than it withdraws from its source by 2035. Evoqua intends to create water management plans for its facilities to increase efficiency in their water usage and to implement additional water recycling and reuse initiatives, utilizing its own technology.
During the next two years Evoqua plans to use the science-based target setting methodology to evaluate its Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, which will enable the company to develop GHG emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C pathway. The company plans to use the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) methodology to assist the company in setting its reduction targets by 2023. To incentivize Evoqua’s attainment of its sustainability goals, the company announced that it is incorporating environmental and safety metrics into its employee annual compensation program beginning this fiscal year.
“Every day we work hard to ensure that our customers' water systems are operating sustainably, helping them to mitigate climate and water risks by delivering connected, resilient technologies that provide healthy and safe water resources,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua's CEO in a statement. “As we continue our sustainability journey, we are committed to looking inward and taking action to further protect our communities and planet by reducing our operational footprint.”
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