Statement from the President
"Sustainability is the smart thing to do for business;
it's the right thing to do for the community"
Green and sustainability are not just words in our everyday vocabulary. At Moen Incorporated, they're a call to action. We realize everything we do has a dramatic impact on future generations and must not be taken lightly. By working together — making energy saving improvements along with incorporating sustainable practices into our everyday lives, we'll not only save on energy costs, but also have a healthier place to live.
At Moen, we're committed to designing and producing water-efficient products, without sacrificing performance, which will make a big impact on the environment. We know that every drop matters and the importance of both water conservation and waste reduction. We will continue to raise the bar in this global initiative and further our commitment to preserving our environment.
— David Lingafelter, President of Moen Incorporated
Every Drop Matters. Everything we do during our time on this planet impacts future generations. And that includes how we use our resources — particularly water. At Moen, we realize the importance of both water conservation and waste reduction. That's why for the last quarter-century we've been working on programs to protect the environment and further our long-standing commitment, resulting in industry-leading sustainable practices.
Milestones in Eco-Performance
As of 2009, all Moen® lavatory faucets are certified to meet the EPA's WaterSense criteria, using up to 32% less water while maintaining the same great performance you expect from Moen.
Moen's recent waste reduction and recycling initiatives include:
- Recycling nearly 82% of waste from the manufacturing process, and recycling almost 20% of all water used.
- More than 74% of Moen's production (in dollar terms) was made from raw materials that included some amount of recycled material.
- Recycling more than 13 million pounds of metal, 6.5 million pounds of cardboard and 3.8 million pounds of solid waste.
- Converting office practices to include only recycled paper and soy-based inks for copies.
How We Help
Moen's partnerships with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), underscores our commitment to the environment, and allow us advance water-efficiency initiatives with consumers and the trade.
Moen recycles more than 90% of all metal, scrap, return product and manufacturing by-product (oils and solvents). In addition, all glass, toner and printer cartridges, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans are recycled in our facilities.
By 2009, Moen will reduce water consumption by reusing 70% of all water used in product testing .We've also installed water filtration systems in all of our facilities to reduce plastic bottle consumption and waste.
Paper and Packaging
In 2007, we recycled more than 7 million pounds of cardboard, more than 16 million pounds of metal and more than 4 million pounds of solid waste. Our packaging uses water-based inks and is made of recyclable materials. Even doing the little things — like setting our printers to default to 2-sided printing — has significantly lowered our paper use.