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7 May 2023 Press release

Sustainability: Wilo makes great progress

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The H2POWERPLANT at the Wilopark during the family event where Wilo celebrated its 150th anniversary as a company at the Dortmund site. Wilo made a concrete contribution to climate action last year with the hydrogen innovation. Image: WILO SE

Dortmund. The Wilo Group has published its sustainability report for 2022. In it, the multinational technology group has documented the progress it has made in implementing its sustainability strategy. For example, Wilo reduced its CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by a further 17 % last year compared to the previous year. In addition, Wilo converted two more sites to carbon-neutral production, meaning that all European plants are carbon-neutral today. Wilo invested heavily in self-generated electricity with the installation of new photovoltaic systems at three sites. The growth rate in sustainable water solutions was 12 %.

“Last year was marked by numerous global challenges and uncertainties, which of course multinational companies like Wilo had to react to”, explains Oliver Hermes, President & CEO of the Wilo Group. “It is particularly important in these challenging times that politicians, business and society do not lose sight of long-term issues such as climate action. Our sustainability report demonstrates our success here”, Hermes continues. “We posted 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.”

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Oliver Hermes, President & CEO of the Wilo Group. Image: WILO SE

Concrete sustainability goals shape Wilo’s business activities. Among other things, the group has set out to provide 100 million people with better access to clean water and to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50 million tonnes by 2025. In this way, Wilo also wants to contribute to solving the climate crisis. “Our products and solutions are not only highly efficient, they also move the vital resource of water”, 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 the H2POWERPLANT at the Wilopark. The hydrogen plant lays the foundation for self-sufficient, decentralised and regenerative energy supply. Wilo’s commitment to sustainability was recognised last year by EcoVadis. The ratings agency awarded the technology group the Platinum medal.