Evoqua has announced its goals to reduce its operational footprint, furthering the company's commitment to operate sustainably and mitigate its environmental impacts. As part of this effort, Evoqua has set goals to increase recycling and reuse of water in its facilities by 2035 and reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
By 2035, Evoqua's facilities will seek to recycle and reuse more water than withdrawn
To address water risks related to climate change, Evoqua has adopted a goal of reusing more water than it withdraws from source by 2035. As part of Evoqua’s path toward achieving this goal, 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.
Evoqua plans to set science-based targets by 2023 that will assist Evoqua with its goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Over 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 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C pathway. Evoqua views the development of reduction targets as an important next step on its journey towards reaching its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Evoqua plans to use the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) methodology to assist the company in setting its reduction targets by 2023. The SBTi provides a framework for companies to set emission reduction targets that align with leading climate science and sector-relevant impacts. Currently, more than 2,000 businesses around the world are working with the SBTi.
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 Chief Executive Officer. "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. Today's announcement is an important step to delivering growth responsibly and sustainably."