Ariston Group presents ESG strategic plan for 2030

Alina Oprea
The Ariston Group, which operates in the field of sustainable thermal comfort, has presented its vision and ESG objectives for 2030 within the "Road to 100", a strategic plan that attests to the group's commitment to sustainability. In order to reduce its carbon footprint, the Ariston Group sets specific targets: achieving the ultimate goal of 100 million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided by 2030 as a result of its renewable and high-efficiency solutions sold, the 42% reduction of category 1 and category 2 emissions and the over 50% reduction of category 3 emissions per million euros of added value.

Given that 98.25% of its CO2e footprint is associated with emissions generated by the use of products sold by households and businesses, the Ariston Group continues to invest in technological innovation to expand its range of renewable and high-performance Smart Solutions efficiency and to provide its customers with state-of-the-art heat pumps with natural refrigerants, hybrid and hydrogen-based products, as well as state-of-the-art technologies.

The thermal comfort industry is at the heart of the energy transition: buildings represent almost a third of final energy consumption worldwide, and in Europe, especially in the residential sector, 62.8% of energy consumption comes from space heating and 15, 1% of water heating.

In this scenario, the Ariston Group, which operates in the industry with revenues of more than €3 billion, plans its future by trying to fully integrate sustainability into its corporate strategy and defines a series of activities and initiatives aimed at achieving concrete and ambitious goals in matters of sustainability.

"We believe we have a clear responsibility to directly address the great challenges of our time. The 100th anniversary of the Ariston Group aligns with the terms of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and we see this milestone as an opportunity to reaffirm the role we want to assume to actively contribute to the sustainability of future economic, social, and environmental. We aim to create long-term value for our stakeholders, while committing, every day, to align our sustainable growth with the future of the planet" - said Paolo Merloni, Executive Chairman of the Ariston Group.

"Road to 100" is the result of a structured process that involved the main internal and external stakeholders of the group in identifying five different areas of involvement:

1. Solutions;

2. Operations;

3. People and communities;

4. Customers;

5. Governance.

These five areas translate into ESG commitments to the five corporate values ​​of the group: Belief in sustainability; Inspiring par excellence; People first; Starting with the customers; Act with integrity.

The Group also wants to mitigate the impact of its Operations by increasing resource productivity, progressively implementing a circular approach, as well as by responsibly engaging its supply chain.

The Ariston Group is committed to ensuring a sustainable working environment for all its employees worldwide and raising global awareness of the importance of thermal comfort for sustainable living.

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