Small ripples make a big wave
Addressing climate crisis
Our century’s greatest challenge is curbing GHG emissions and limiting global warming to 1.5°C, aligning with the Paris Agreement. We’re committed to scientifically based targets CO₂ reductions by 2030 and will implement a groupwide strategy, including sister company training. By 2024, we’ll map CO₂ footprints across our EU companies. Beyond 2030, we’ll focus on reduction initiatives and a groupwide roadmap. Our GHG calculations follow European Sustainable Reporting Standards. We thrive on mutual inspiration within our enthusiastic and dedicated group of companies.
CO₂ emissions are monitored for 17% of EU turnover
We want to monitor all of our companies by 2024
Reducing our CO₂ emissions to scientifically based targets
Saving our most
Water, the most scarce and vulnerable resource of our times. We face more severe droughts, water scarcity for industries, households, water quality degradation, water salinization, ocean acidification and all of this in the period of less than a lifetime. In our day-to-day business we help our customers to deal with water in the most efficient way. It is self-evident that we do our best to save water at our premises, in our offices and in our processes.
Ban on plastic bottles in Pollet group, 47 companies and 1800+ employees
Monitoring and communication of the key water positivity indicators within our organisation
Maximal use of rainwater for sanitary water and reuse of water from production units
We are unwavering in our commitment to reducing water consumption and promoting sustainability. We’re discontinuing bottled water in our facilities, installing tap water purification systems to save 70 tonnes of CO₂ annually. Our experts will assess, prioritise, and implement water-saving measures across our European facilities, emphasising optimization, rainwater harvesting, and wastewater reuse, drawing inspiration from successful initiatives within our sister companies. All our companies are adopting safe and enjoyable drinking water systems, with 30 already onboard. We’ve harnessed rainwater in six facilities, collecting over 16,500 m³ annually, prioritising rainwater for sanitation in new constructions. Additionally, our sister companies excel in water reuse, and we’re actively promoting sustainable water management, even beyond our facilities, through initiatives like Eco-Vision. This collective commitment underscores our dedication to sustainable water practices.
In 6 of our facilities, we have a rainwater harvesting system with a total maximum storage capacity of 205 m3 and the collected rainwater is reused in most cases as sanitary water. Over the course of the year, we have successfully collected a substantial amount of rainwater, (more than 16,500 m3), contributing to our sustainable water management efforts. We commit ourselves to maximally use rainwater for sanitary use whenever we build a new building or do an intensive renovation. Although our manufacturing processes are not water-intensive, it is important to highlight the significant water reuse initiatives implemented by our sister companies during their final product testing. At Cappers, for example, water is used for thorough testing of the valves, and this water is subsequently reused for further testing purposes. Similarly, Delta softeners are filled based on water and undergo testing prior to distribution, while Herco ensures that all Reverse Osmosis units undergo a wet test before being dispatched. It is crucial to emphasize that in all these companies, the water used for testing is maximally reused, displaying our collective dedication to sustainable water management practices. Additionally, it is important to highlight our involvement in facilitating water reuse beyond our own facilities. Our industrial and medical water treatment companies prioritize water reuse and closing the loop as a significant focus area. One of our sister companies, Eco-Vision, actively contributes to this effort. By employing a combination of technologies such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and evaporation, Eco-Vision assists in closing the loop at various external sites.
In an era marked by sustainability and environmental awareness, companies are actively seeking innovative approaches to promote a greener planet. Browse our collection of testimonials to discover the initiatives and reports our companies are launching to have a positive impact on the environment. These stories highlight our commitment to a more sustainable future and provide valuable insights into our contributions to protecting our planet.
in 2022 Sterima made significant progress in harnessing renewable and sustainable energy sources by enhancing their total solar capacity by 50%.
Herco is a pioneering force in CO₂ management, with EMAS certification and a 2025 net-zero CO₂ plan. They prioritise sustainability through ISO 14001 compliance, energy-efficient water treatment units, and employee education. Their commitment extends to green energy adoption, electric vehicles, and supporting clean water for green hydrogen, aligning with the SDGs.
Hemotech, a medical device distributor, obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2013, emphasising environmental responsibility, waste reduction, and CO₂ emissions control. They are dedicated to eco-designed healthcare products and environmental innovation through the Green Dialysis ThinkTank to promote responsible development in healthcare.
Suko’s drinking water systems purify tap water, reduce plastic waste, and cut CO₂ emissions by up to 90% compared to bottled water. They employ efficient, eco-friendly cooling technology and promote a healthy, productive workplace.
With Eco-vision technologies, industries are reusing 7800 m³ of water per day.
Delta water reuses over 95% of the water utilised, which amounts to approximately 19 m³ per week for testing our softeners before they are sent out to customers. This commitment to water reusing significantly contributes to water conservation in our production process.