International. The Wilo Group recently published its sustainability report for 2022 in which it documents the progress it has made in implementing its sustainability strategy. For example, the brand reported that it reduced its CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2) by a further 17% last year compared to the previous year (2021).
In addition, Wilo converted two more sites to carbon-neutral production, meaning that all European plants are carbon neutral today; and invested heavily in self-generated electricity with the installation of new PV systems at three sites. The growth rate in sustainable water solutions was 12%.
Oliver Hermes, Chairman and CEO of Wilo Group, commented: "It is particularly important in these challenging times that politicians, businesses and society do not lose sight of long-term issues such as climate action. Our sustainability report demonstrates our success here. We recorded profitable growth in 2022 and at the same time made great progress in implementing our sustainability strategy. That's something the whole Wilo family can be proud of."
Concrete sustainability goals shape Wilo's business activities. Among other things, the group has set out to provide better access to clean water to 100 million people and reduce its CO2 emissions by 50 million tons by 2025. In this way, Wilo also wants to contribute to solving the climate crisis. "Our products and solutions are not only highly efficient, but also move the vital water resource," says Georg Weber, Member of the Executive Board and CTO of the Wilo Group. "This makes Wilo a true climate action company."
Wilo also made a clear contribution to climate action in the year marking its 150th anniversary with the inauguration of H2POWERPLANT in Wilopark. The hydrogen plant lays the foundation for a self-sufficient, decentralized and regenerative energy supply. Wilo's commitment to sustainability was recognized last year by EcoVadis. The rating agency awarded the technology group the Platinum medal.