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WMFTS parent company commits to carbon neutrality goal by 2040 as part of sustainable business acceleration

WMFTS parent company commits to carbon neutrality goal by 2040 as part of sustainable business acceleration

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the parent company of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS), is one of over 40 leading UK companies that has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 at the Council for Sustainable Business. It is also one of over 20 companies that has committed to biodiversity net gain.*

The full list of commitments made by Group Chief Executive, Nicholas Anderson, at a Business Leaders Event, organised by the Council for Sustainable Business and DEFRA include:

Climate change commitments

  • Achieve Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2040
  • Source 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030
  • Designate Board accountability for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Extend our reporting to include Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions
  • Certify our greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts with an external body

Biodiversity commitments

  • Establish a 2030 biodiversity net gain target.
  • Identify any harmful direct impacts and dependencies our business has on nature and biodiversity and set targets for reducing them.
  • Commit to publishing the results of our work.

The commitments were made on behalf of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc and all its Group companies.

WMFTS, which has been part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc since 1990, is the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries. WMFTS employs over 1600 people worldwide and comprises ten established brands.

Speaking of the Group’s commitments, Group Chief Executive Nicholas Anderson said,

“As a large and successful engineering company with a legacy of industry leadership and technical innovation, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is well positioned to take a leading role in the transition towards a more environmentally and socially sustainable economy. I firmly believe that it is our responsibility to be an agent of positive change as we manage and improve our own sustainability and help our customers and suppliers to do the same. These are just some of the commitments that Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, and its Group companies, will make as we accelerate our Sustainability agenda and performance in the coming years.”


Andrew Mines, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions commented,

“Individuals, businesses and governments need to take urgent action to address the threat of climate change and support the restoration of fragile and valuable ecosystems. I am fully supportive of the commitments made by our Group Chief Executive, Nicholas Anderson, and look forward to making rapid progress to achieve them across the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, while continuing to support our customers by delivering products that increase the efficiency, safety and energy savings of their operations.”

Progress against these and other sustainability targets will be outlined annually in the Annual Report and Accounts of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.

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