For our employees, customers, investors and the local and global communities in which we operate.
We are committed to delivering and tracking the impact of our ESG improvements for the benefit of employees, customers, local communities and society generally.
Our ESG Report Highlights document is also available.
ESG is integrally linked to our vision of ‘enabling our customers’ vital processes which advance a more sustainable world’, and is clearly aligned with one of our core values, ‘we do the right thing’. In short, our ESG efforts are a fundamental characteristic of our brand as well as our purpose as an organisation.
Reduce our scope 1 and 2 carbon* footprint by 50% by 2030 and become carbon net zero by 2035
Send zero waste to landfill at 50% of our operations by 2030
Reduce our mains water usage by 30% by 2030
Increase female representation to 40% on our management Committee by 2030
Increase female representation to 35% in senior roles by 2030
Increase female representation to 30% overall by 2030
Achieve employee volunteer participation of 25% as part of our community program by 2030
* Whenever we refer to carbon – this relates to CO2e as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Our carbon footprint (baselined in 2020) is just over 28,000 tonnes per year. We are committed to reducing this by 50% by 2030, and to be carbon net zero by 2035.
We will achieve these targets by switching to carbon free energy, focusing on energy conservation and the continual development of more energy recovery initiatives.
We use the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting protocol framework to capture our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and have joined the Carbon Disclosure Project.
By 2030 we intend to send Zero Waste to Landfill at 50% of our operations and by 2030 reduce mains water usage by 30% across our company.
The contribution of Howden products to reducing our customers’ carbon footprint significantly outweighs our own carbon footprint. For example, we estimate that our rotary heat exchangers are avoiding 210 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year. That is equivalent to avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from over 45 million fossil fuel passenger vehicles driven in one year.
This project demonstrates Howden’s leadership in the global compression market and our expertise in the growing sustainable fuel market. Howden compressors at this facility will help Shell to meet its target of becoming a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050.
Our world leading engineers have found a new use for our Regenerative Heaters to help drastically cut emissions from Steel production factories. Throughout Asia we have rolled out solutions using products, previously not utilised in the industry, to help meet environmental targets.
With over a century of hydrogen compression experience, we are providing the core technology required to provide hydrogen fuel. As the world turns to renewable energy sources, our compressors are the trusted solution.
By championing diversity, fairness and equality of opportunity, we are determined to build a positive and enduring legacy in the communities where we live and work. The success of our employees and our local communities ultimately strengthens our business and advances a more sustainable world for all.
Through our Bright Futures program we help disadvantaged and under-represented people in our communities realise their full potential and help build a more sustainable future for all through education and skills development.
Our programs in Diversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Engagement, Developing our people, Fair Pay and Health and Safety all include specific measures and improvement plans.
A governance framework is in place to protect Howden’s corporate reputation and promote ethical business standards. We must ensure an adequate, fair and consistent approach to controlling the ethical and regulatory operation of our business.
This commitment is fully supported by our Management Committee and regional management teams across the global business, and extends to the suppliers that we partner with.
Howden awarded hydrogen compressor contract for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre.
Howden provides hydrogen compression solution to Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant.
Howden and Foreship sign MoU to bring emission savings to the marine industry.
Howden awarded contract with Precision Fabricating & Cleaning to provide a diaphragm compressor package for the innovative ITER fusion project.
Howden secures compressor contract for INOVYN’s hydrogen production plant.
Howden and Raven SR strengthen partnership with MoU to streamline waste-to-fuels process
Howden signs a long-term service agreement with Millmerran Power Station
Howden supplies fans to first biomass power plant in Hainan, China
Howden signs hydrogen compressor contract for Raven SR Waste-To-Hydrogen plant in Richmond, California
Howden supplies hydrogen compressors for the world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel.
Howden supplied eight diaphragm compressors for hydrogen refueling stations at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Howden has been awarded a service agreement to provide maintenance on aeration blower systems at various wastewater treatment plants in Cape Town, South Africa.
Howden has won two awards in the annual Hydrogen Future Awards
On the final day of COP26, we publish our TESCR Gas Gas Heater sustainability sheet. Find out more about how we can help avoid Co2 emissions of up 64,00 tonnes per year.
In celebration of COP26 we publish our steam turbine sustainability sheet. See how we can help save up to 66,600 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
In celebration of COP26 we publish our Marine sustainability leaflet. See how we can help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 38,000 tonnes a year.
Howden will supply compressors for one of Europe’s largest biofuels facilities, supporting the global energy transition and the shift away from carbon-based fuels.
Howden Group, a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, technologies and services, has announced its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint globally.
Howden has been selected to deliver a hydrogen compression solution to Johnson Matthey, a leader in sustainable technologies.
Howden is ready to support cooling system OEMs and plant operators with expert advice and leading products and services.
Howden has been selected to deliver a hydrogen storage compression solution for HYBRIT, the world’s first fossil-free steel plant, in Svartöberget, Sweden.
ULK Group’s modern sawmill facility will be equipped with Howden steam turbine technology to convert Waste to Energy.
Howden has secured a steam turbine order for a waste incineration plant in Taiwan.
We celebrate all engineers globally.
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The Howden SF18 single-stage turbo compressor, with its high aerodynamic efficiency and wide performance envelope, will be used in the leach process.