MOVING THE DIAL
The tireless efforts of our fantastic team over so many years have culminated in a diverse range of sustainable and efficient water heating solutions to suit every customer and every budget. But now we want to go even further.
We want to be the most sustainable shower brand in the UK.
So, from how our service vehicles are powered to the packaging we use, nothing will be off limits to scrutiny. At the same time, we’ll also be educating our customers on how they can use water and energy more efficiently by sharing research and insights with our partners – both existing and prospective.
When it comes to the environment, many MD’s like myself are often accused of just paying lip service and greenwashing. But our intentions are very different and represent a sincere and concerted effort for the benefit of the community, our customers and our employees.
It’s not all completely new to Triton either.
After all, heating water via electricity has long been the most efficient method for pleasurable bathing. Our electric showers are all 'A' energy rated, around 96% efficient and have always been repairable rather than disposable, greatly reducing landfill.
This year will see the new ‘Right to repair’ law force manufacturers to provide spare parts and extend the lifespan of their products by an average of ten years. We’ve been making products designed to last ten years+ since day one with our world renowned after-sales service providing repairs and support. So it’s high time the rest of the field caught up.
That said, and despite all the good work done previously, we’re still very much treating this like the start of a journey with a great deal of work to be done. In this document we set out how we’ll realistically achieve these aims and ultimately, be better than anyone else in our sector.
And once realised, what a fitting culmination to our journey that will be.
Thank you for reading and here’s to being more successful by being more sustainable.
Dave Tutton, Managing Director Triton
For a cleaner conscience.
Our approach to sustainability
Working closely with leading organisations, we will look to achieve carbon neutral certification in 2022. Following on from this milestone, we will then aim for carbon net zero status by 2025. This represents a huge undertaking for all concerned but such status would put us five years ahead of our competitors.
In August 2021 we achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, underlining our commitment to reduce carbon emissions year on year, as part of our ambition to achieve carbon net zero by 2025. Organisations can achieve this independent certification if they are committed to making real reductions in their environmental impact, as well as demonstrating best practice in measurement, management and operational improvements over set lengths of time. During the assessment period, we lowered our CO2 footprint by 38 per cent, a significant result and one which truly demonstrates our level of commitment.
Only by sticking closely to these defined objectives will we improve our already strong standing with customers. We've set up a dedicated working team from across the business to help steer progress and ensure we deliver on our promises in the following areas:
Our key missions...
- > carbon neutral certification in 2022
- > carbon net zero status by 2025
- > and we’ll be celebrating every milestone along the way
Leading by example
Since 2020, use of sustainable shrink wrap that stretches up to 2.5 times the previous material used. Shrink wrap consumption was reduced from 6,830kg pa to 3,180kg – that’s a saving of over 3.5 tonnes of plastic shrink wrap in a year.
Triton’s colour box packaging is made from 99.9% recycled material, and polystyrene fitments have been replaced with recyclable cardboard (made from recycled material).
We have removed plastic bags from almost all our hoses with a target of 100%. Where we do use plastic bags, they will be 100% recycled across all products.
A total of 3/4 of a tonne of plastic banding was eradicated in 2019.
Eco efficient design
The design process aims to reduce the environmental impact of every product innovation – from manufacturing and materials used, through to recyclability at the end of life.
New product roadmap includes some great new eco efficient products which despite using less water, still provide great performance and help consumers be more eco aware.
Triton products are built to last with a product fault rate well below 1%. If they do need replacing, 100% of parts returned to Triton will be reused or recycled.
New products have an environmental ‘checklist’ identifying areas of energy usage, packaging and materials used.