Reducing Carbon Footprint Furthers Sloan’s Pledge to Sustainability and Transparency
Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has issued a series of carbon-free products in an effort to reduce the impacts its products have on the environment.
Based on recent Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) research with —an international leader in third-party environmental certification — Sloan was not only able to publish a full disclosure of material toxins and environmental impacts, but identify exactly how much carbon is embedded in its products.
Sloan is now proud to offset its products’ carbon usage with forestry credits through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, a leader in providing nature-based solutions to sequester emissions. According to the U.S. Forest Service, forests, as a whole, sequester approximately 10-20 percent of the country’s emissions annually, and provide options such as improved water and air quality that other carbon offset options cannot.
“Sloan recognizes and takes seriously its responsibility to take care of our planet,” said Patrick Boyle, director of corporate sustainability at Sloan. “We put forth a lot of effort to run our products through the EPD programs. To now not only provide more transparency to our customers, but to also eliminate the carbon footprint for our products is a great win for us.”
“This is a big step for the industry,” said Keith Killpack, lifecycle assessment practitioner at SCS. “Sloan has historically been a leader in sustainability and water efficiency and its progression beyond EPDs and HPDs continues to push the envelope.”
Sloan’s carbon-free products cover a number of product categories, including:
- Flushometers (Royal®, SOLIS®, ECOS®)
- High-efficiency urinals
- High-efficiency toilets
- Urinal and water closet combinations
Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. Headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, the company is at the forefront of the green building movement and provides sustainable restroom solutions by manufacturing water-efficient products such as flush valves, electronic faucets, and soap dispensing systems, sink systems and vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.