Eco-efficiency is widely regarded as one of the best ways to move from an unsustainable world to a sustainable one. But what exactly does “eco-efficiency” mean?
Put simply, eco-efficiency helps businesses to limit the negative impact of their processes, products or services on the environment. And, rather than being bad for business, eco-efficiency is actually a savvy commercial approach. Because eco-efficiency is about more than being seen to do the right thing, it can also generate greater operational efficiencies and increased value.
“Corporations will continue the march toward sustainable production because it makes sense and is a business necessity.”
Chief responsibility officer, Dell
Some of the key benefits of eco-efficient products include:
- Reduction of energy and water
- Less raw material usage
- Reduction of waste and pollution levels
- Longer product life.
STH WESTCO is a world leader in the development of eco-efficient products
At STH WESTCO – as a long-standing actor in the heating sector – we’ve been a champion of sustainability for many years now. And we have developed many products that contribute to better environmental performance and energy efficiency in buildings. For example, our thermostatic radiator valves allow temperature regulation room by room in a home for efficient energy consumption, while ensuring maximum comfort for occupants.
And, adding to our range of eco-efficient products, our taps combine striking aesthetics with the most advanced technology available.
In fact, our tap range uses the latest technologies, such as aeration or flow limitation, which provides a sufficient water flow for daily use while saving approximately 50% in water consumption. And if more volume is needed, you only have to raise the handle to the maximum position. So there is no impact on user comfort.
This makes STH WESTCO a forerunner when it comes to delivering eco-efficient solutions that achieve maximum water and cost savings.
An environmentally friendly company
But it’s about more than just supplying eco-efficient products. At STH WESTCO we also recognise that all of our functions and operations have an impact on the environment. And, in response, we seek to reduce the impact of our own activities on the world around us.
Striving towards compliance with all environmental and climate change legislation, guidance and best practice principles, we make sure we fulfil our statutory environmental and climate change responsibilities.
When making decisions about the present and future running of our business we also ensure that a range of environmental, social, and economic aspects are taken into account – over both the short and long term.
What’s more, as part of The STH WESTCO – a European industrial group operating internationally – we are proud of how our parent company is working to reduce our use of energy, water and natural resources in support of circular economy principles and zero waste. Not least because STH WESTCO accords great importance to reducing the energy footprint of its own sites. The most recent example of this is the introduction of LED lighting in all its factories, leading to an average 60% reduction in energy consumption for lighting.
We have also developed an Environmental and Climate Change Policy which sets out our commitment to acting sustainably and safeguarding the environment. If you would like to see a copy of this policy, please let us know.