We're 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 will 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're 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 convenient and efficient method for pleasurable bathing. And our electric showers have always been repairable rather than disposable, greatly reducing landfill.
We’ve been making products designed to last since we were founded over 45 years ago, and with our world renowned after-sales service providing repairs and support we ensure our showers are the most sustainable possible.
That said, and despite all the good work done previously, we’re still very much treating this like part of a bigger 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 just think, what a fantastic sense of achievement this 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
In 2021 we were proud to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard. 2022 has also seen us achieve Carbon Neutral certification so that's another huge step forward. This represents a huge undertaking for all concerned but such status has put us years ahead of our competitors.
Achieving Carbon Neutral status was a proud moment – but how do you set about achieving this in the first place?
Well, in our case reducing down our Scope 1 & 2 UK emissions, then by participating in tree planting and renewable energy programs to offset our residual carbon.
This meant we supported the Musi River and Sipansihaporas hydropower projects in Sumatra, Indonesia by purchasing 420 tonnes worth of C02 offsets to cover our residual 2021 footprint.
We've also let The Carbon Trust have our baseline data for Scope 3 – something that marks another big step towards achieving Net Zero status.
By purchasing carbon credits to offset our residual Scope 1 & 2 footprint, Triton is also contributing to the UN's sustainable development goals:
- > Quality Education
- > Affordable & Clean Energy
- > Decent Work & Economic Growth
- > Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
- > Responsible Consumption & Production
- > Climate Action
- > Life on Land
Our key missions...
- > Carbon Neutral status achieved in 2022
- > Achieve Carbon Net Zero alignment by 2028
- > 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). Plus all brown packaging is made from 85% recycled material with carbon captured paper used for printed material within packs. You could say we've got sustainable packaging all wrapped up!
We now use 100% recycled plastic for all cover bags and all our other plastic packaging utilises 30%+ recycled content. A further initiative to remove 'window patches' from packaging will save a predicted 4.4 tonnes of plastic from going to waste plus a reduction in C02e impact of 12.5 tonnes.
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.