Environmental Sustainability

Helping reduce water use to increase environmental sustainability.

As a global leader in water solutions, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions’ environmental sustainability goals are top of mind every single day and in every aspect of our business. We’re inspired by the knowledge that our products protect the world’s most important natural resource water and in doing so, secure the safety and health of people and the planet.

environmental sustainability
Environmentally sustainable products

For our products, this means a relentless commitment to innovation and conservation. Zurn engineered products saved 34 billion gallons of water in 2021 and together with Elkay, we’re working to increase that figure to 40 billion gallons saved by 2024.

We’re members of the UN Global Compact (Zurn), Alliance for Water Stewardship (Zurn) and the Health Product Declaration® Collaborative (Elkay), have more than 500 products that carry U.S. EPA WaterSense certification, and supply products that support leading environmental standards including:

  • U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
  • International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard
  • International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge performance area for Materials

Environmentally sustainable practices

Our Environmental Management System helps us improve the sustainability of our operations by focusing on three fundamental environmental principles: protecting air, water and land.

This includes efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, energy intensity and waste, and to increase recycling. Below is a look at our goals. 


  • Achieve 40 billion gallons of water saved annually through the use of our products by 2024.
  • Reduce by 15% energy consumed per U.S. dollar of operating revenue by 2024.
  • Increase to 75% our percentage of revenue derived from products with sustainable attributes by 2024.
  • Achieve 50% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
  • Report on Scope 3 emissions annually starting in 2023.
  • Establish and announce science-based targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in 2023 that support a decarbonization roadmap.

Commitment in Action
Helping customers achieve sustainable building guidelines

We help our customers achieve their sustainability goals by understanding and delivering best practices.

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Zurn products saved 34 billion gallons of water in 2021

Based on number of products sold, we estimate that Zurn engineered products saved 34 billion gallons of water in calendar year 2021.

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Products that conserve and are made responsibly

Being sustainably inspired means we innovate both in the products we make and the way we make them. From design to manufacturing, we’re committed to do better.

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How we innovate while conserving water

At the same time that we invest in research and development, we make sure our innovation process has water conservation built in.

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Helping Allegiant Stadium save over 500 million gallons per year

We are a proud sustainability partner of the Las Vegas Raiders, whose home is in one of the most water-constrained cities in the nation.

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How connected products help increase sustainability

What if you could understand how your fixtures are used and adjust your water management accordingly?

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