As part of its wider commitment to ‘move the dial’ on sustainability, Triton says it is continuing with its efforts to reduce its impact on the natural environment, and aims to achieve carbon net zero by 2025, in what will be its 50th anniversary year.
David Tutton, MD for Triton, said: “Heating water via electricity has long been the most efficient method in the home, and our expertise in electric showering means that we are well placed to support the market. It is the past, but also very much the future of showers, and there has never been a more critical moment than right now to improve help users improve their consumption habits.
“While we want to continue to ensure our customers have access to high-performance showers, our role is to help them do so with a cleaner conscience. This was part of the reason behind the development of our water and energy savings calculator, which is a tool to highlight where quick wins can be made. A great deal of our research and development programme also concentrates on making all our products as efficient as possible, including making spare parts widely available to encourage repairs over replacement.”
Triton says that becoming net zero in 2025 will be the culmination of a long journey for the brand, which has already undertaken a number of other sustainability-focussed initiatives. The business has been zero-to-landfill since 2015, and is currently working with the Carbon Trust to gain carbon neutral certification in 2022.
Triton conducted a survey of homeowners to help identify attitudes towards water and energy usage in homes. It revealed an increasingly environmentally conscious consumer – one who expects more from both housebuilders and manufacturers in terms of providing environmentally-friendly options. The findings will be outlined in an upcoming report entitled Greener UK Showers: Lowering the Water and Energy Consumption of Showers in Residential Properties.
Tutton added: “Sustainability is an issue being talked about across so many industries, and it is vital that everyone in the supply chain from manufacturers through to housebuilders, on to installers and consumers themselves, takes action to help protect the natural world around us.
“At Triton, we are absolutely aware of the part we have to play, particularly as electric showers are so key to the UK’s long-term goals. Through internal enterprises, collaboration with the Carbon Trust, and by demonstrating our commitment via a clear roadmap towards net zero, we are proud to be moving the dial on sustainable water consumption and energy usage.”