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Making Better Essential: Pentair Showcases Positive Impact on People and the Planet in 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

April 18, 2023

Pentair, (NYSE: PNR) a leader in helping the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource, today released its 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report, reporting on the Company’s efforts toward Making Better Essential through its products and solutions, for people and the planet.

To read Pentair's 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report, visit Pentair.com/Impact. (Graphic: Business Wire)

To read Pentair's 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report, visit Pentair.com/Impact. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“At Pentair, our social responsibility efforts and corporate responsibility program are guided by ‘Making Better Essential,’” said John L. Stauch, Pentair President and CEO. “Minimizing the impact on the environment is essential to the products we create, the solutions we offer, the customers we serve, and how we operate. With our mission of helping the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, we believe that we can make our planet better and address the world’s toughest water challenges.”

The Report highlights progress towards Pentair’s Social Responsibility Strategic Targets that are focused in the areas that matter to employees, customers and shareholders, including the following highlights from 2022:

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction Progress Highlights*: Pentair’s total Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions decreased 29% compared to the 2019 baseline.
  • Water Reduction Progress Highlights*: Pentair’s absolute water withdrawal within its operations decreased 0.7% compared to the 2019 baseline, and represents a 9.3% decrease compared to 2021.
  • Design for Sustainability Progress Highlights: 100% of Pentair’s new products were assessed through a Product Sustainability Scorecard . In addition:
    • Pentair further advanced its innovation process by including sustainability as a required factor for review, along with the review of other product attributes, as part of the product commercialization process.
    • Pentair developed standard processes for assessing product sustainability impact claims and implemented a life cycle assessment tool.
  • Responsible Supply Chain Progress Highlights: Pentair successfully launched a refreshed and enhanced Supplier Code of Conduct. The Company also launched a new supplier Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment process in collaboration with a third-party expert and assessed the ESG maturity of approximately 46% of its top 80% of existing suppliers by spend.
  • Inclusion & Diversity Progress Highlights*: Focused efforts continue to improve diversity representation:
    • Pentair’s representation of women in its workforce was 32% (2019 baseline of 30%), and women in leadership positions was 32% (2019 baseline of 28%).
    • Its U.S. people of color (POC) representation in its workforce was 40% (2019 baseline of 39%) and its U.S. POC representation in leadership positions was 25% (2019 baseline of 23%).

“This past year was an exciting one for Pentair as we continued our advancements toward being a leading sustainability company. I am proud of our accomplishments as we drove critical progress across our strategic targets,” said Karla Robertson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Social Responsibility Officer. “We look forward to furthering our positive impact while delivering products and solutions that help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource.”

The positive impact of Pentair’s products and solutions and workplace initiatives in 2022 is meaningful, as further highlighted within the Report:

  • 83% of solutions supported energy efficiency by requiring less energy to operate or by aiding broader systems to operate more efficiently**
  • 71% of solutions supported water efficiency, helping reduce, reuse, or recover water, directly or indirectly***
  • Residential water filtration capacity helped avoid 7,767,579,509 single-use plastic bottles
  • Supplied customers with Carbon Dioxide Recovery Solutions with capacity to recover 7.61 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually
  • 37% of Pentair’s total electricity usage came from renewable resources, representing 18% of total energy use
  • For the eleventh consecutive year, recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
  • Named one of Forbes’ 2022 Best Employers for Women
  • Received an MSCI ESG Rating of AAA

Pentair engaged with a third party to assure the GHG, water, safety, and diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) data in the 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report. To learn more about Pentair’s Social Responsibility Strategic Targets and its 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report, visit Pentair.com/Impact.

*As of December 31, 2022.
** Products subject to DOE standards, effective July 2021, are not included if the model sold did not comply with the upcoming efficiency requirements. “Less” is defined as less than a prior version, less than a competitor (as known), or less than industry standard /norm.
***This is based on total sales in 2022 of Pentair’s brands meeting this definition, as a percentage of total revenue.

ABOUT PENTAIR PLC

At Pentair, we help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource. From our residential and commercial water solutions, to industrial water management and everything in between, Pentair is focused on smart, sustainable water solutions that help the planet and people thrive.

Pentair had revenue in 2022 of approximately $4.1 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 11,250 global employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we work to help improve lives and the environment around the world. To learn more, visit Pentair.com.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains statements that we believe to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words “targets,” “plans,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “likely,” “may,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “positioned,” “strategy,” or “future” or words, phrases, or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including the risk that we will be unable to execute our strategy or achieve our ESG goals because of market or competitive conditions. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Pentair plc assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update the information contained in this release.

Shelly Hubbard
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: 763-656-5575
E-mail: shelly.hubbard@pentair.com

Rebecca Osborn
Senior Manager, External Communications
Tel.: 763-656-5589
E-mail: rebecca.osborn@pentair.com

Source: Pentair