How our corporate governance supports sustainability

We’re committed to making responsibility for environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership part of everything we do at Zurn Elkay Water Solutions. We’ve established governance structures that ensure strong ESG practices throughout our organization.

About our Board

The Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Board of Directors oversees company management on behalf of shareholders. They do this through five committees:

  • Nominating and corporate governance

  • Audit

  • Compensation

  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)

  • Executive

The Nominating and Governance Committee reviews qualifications, performance and independence of existing Board members on an annual basis, as well as Board governance matters such as Board diversity.

The Board’s composition is reviewed annually as well, to ensure the right mix of skills, experience and background needed for the foreseeable future. The current Board member sector experience includes building and manufacturing, engineering, accounting, hospitals, private equity, data and IT.

Overseeing our ESG efforts

In keeping with our commitment to sustainability, the Board’s ESG Committee oversees the company’s ESG-related efforts, including creating ESG initiatives, plans and policies; performance on ESG initiatives; and response to stockholder proposals on ESG matters and other significant ESG-related stakeholder concerns.

Matters considered ESG-related include:

  • Associate health and safety

  • Sustainability

  • Ethical and sustainable sourcing

  • Human rights

  • Environmental matters

  • Product safety and eco-friendly design

  • Supplier conduct and diversity

  • Materials sourcing

  • Labor practices

  • Diversity and inclusion in employment

  • Volunteerism and corporate giving

  • Corporate citizenship

  • Business ethics

The role of Zurn Elkay executives

With the Board’s oversight, Zurn Elkay executives manage ESG-related matters through the ESG Internal Steering Committee, which is made up of a cross-functional group of function heads.
This committee and senior business leaders are responsible for critical aspects of our sustainability initiatives, performance and long-term success, with a particular focus on governance and ethics, product quality and safety, supply chain, environmental, health and safety, and human capital.

To learn more about how Zurn Elkay Water Solutions is leading the way on sustainability, view all of our Governance stories.