Fluidra exceeds its environmental targets and 81% of the electricity it uses is now from renewable sourcesMay 24, 2022
The company has improved its environmental targets in matters such as the use of electricity from renewable sources, the reduction of water consumption and the proportion of waste sent to landfill.
In the social and good governance areas Fluidra also exceeded its targets in 2021, thus demonstrating its commitment to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and the United Nations’ SDGs.
Fluidra, the global leader in equipment and connected solutions in the pool and wellness sector, announced the progress made over the past year in its ESG Responsibility Blueprint for the 2020–2026 period in its integrated report. In 2021, the company exceeded its targets in several environmental areas, which has led the company to further its ambitions this year, as well as having its sights on 2026.
The proportion of renewable electricity used that now stands at 80.7% is well worth highlighting. This figure means that the target set for this year of 63% has been significantly exceeded. Therefore, the company has recalculated its targets for 2022 and 2026 to drive its ambitions even further so that by the last year on its roadmap 95% of electricity is from renewable sources.
The same happened with its targets of reducing water consumption at its facilities and the proportion of waste sent to landfill. The proportion of liters of water consumption on sales dropped to 0.056 from 0.084 in 2020 and the target set for 2021 of 0.079 was also beaten. In addition, the percentage of waste sent to landfill fell to 25% in comparison with the goal set of 33%. Thus, Fluidra upgraded its target of water consumption on sales to 0.053 in 2022 and to 0.042 in 2026, and the amount of waste sent to landfill to 20% in 2022 and 15% in 2026.
“One of our aims is to be leaders in environmental matters in our sector and we are striving to act responsibly to build a sustainable business in the long-term. To do so, we remain committed to promoting the responsible management of resources by sticking to strict standards of sustainability and efficiency in the development, manufacture and marketing of our products and services”, highlighted Amalia Santallusia, Global HR-ESG Director at Fluidra.
In the area of social affairs, the good results obtained in health and safety matters is worth pointing out, with a reduction of 62% in global accident rates, as compared to the 25% target initially set for 2021.
Insofar as good governance is concerned, the company reached and, in many cases, exceeded the targets for 2021. A total of 43.3% of suppliers (based on the volume of sales) have had training on ESG, in comparison with the goal set of 10% for 2021 and it is well on the way to hit the target of 50% for 2022. Furthermore, the rate of customer satisfaction reached 7.2 points, as compared with the 7.05 points set as a target.
“The ten strategic lines we set ourselves in the ESG Plan for the three core pillars (environmental, social and good governance) were fully implemented for the first time in 2021 and we have made great progress. We are certain that we will attain our goals in the long-term, thus demonstrating our earnest commitment to our approach to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals”, said Eloi Planes, Fluidra’s Executive President.