Minimizing our Environmental Impact

Some of our best work is performed in areas intended to protect and preserve our environment. Solutions that reduce harmful emissions are one of the most attractive features associated with our electrification and decarbonization solutions. We believe protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility and both our products and our own lean manufacturing processes are designed to address these challenges. To the greatest extent possible, we continually strive to reduce the waste of our raw materials by incorporating materials that minimize adverse effects on our air, water, or land.

Watlow works to proactively protect the environment

We adhere to robust environmental protocols that reduce waste in manufacturing processes

  • We minimize our water consumption through closed-loop systems
  • We recycle metals, lead scrap, aluminum cans, and printed circuit boards generated in our manufacturing processes
  • We adhere to ISO 14001 standards and conduct regular environmental site assessments 

We're investing in buildings that reduce our carbon footprint

Watlow enables the world’s leading companies to achieve net-zero emissions

Watlow's Energy and Environmental Technologies business unit is supplying solutions that support our customers’ aim of reducing their carbon footprints while making energy processes more affordable, available, and green. We help our customers:

  • Reduce both NOx and CO2 emissions while improving fuel economy
  • Produce renewable fuels
  • Enable safe and reliable nuclear power generation
  • Capture and storage of greenhouse gases
  • Eliminate the need for CO2- emitting gas-fired burners
  • Since 1988, our work has helped cut harmful emissions from diesel trucks by 65 times.

Watlow delivers sustainable environmental solutions

Our products clean water, eliminate waste and improve energy management

  • We supported soil remediation for a leading German company, removing volatile pollutants from contaminated land
  • Our solutions help protect energy components within nuclear reactors to create a safe and reliable power

Promoting Positive Work Culture and Acting Socially Responsible

We realize that for our team members to perform at their best, our work culture needs to be a constructive environment where all team members can contribute in meaningful ways. We track our progress through:

  • Cultural inventory and organizational effectiveness inventory scoring tools
  • Team member training programs
  • Team building initiatives
  • Recognizing and rewarding team members whose behaviors are consistent with our values
  • Programs such as the “Team Member Cares” program provide short term emergency support to Watlow team members facing significant hardship because of an unforeseen, unpreventable circumstance or catastrophe

Diversity

At Watlow, we embrace diversity as an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate, and how we see our future. We diligently provide all our team members with equal access to information, resources, personal development, job growth, and opportunities.

  • “Women of Watlow” creates and provides opportunities for team members to talk about personal growth and development ideas, build community and connect with others outside of their normal circles
  • The Cor Jesu/Watlow Partnership supports women in secondary school with an interest in engineering through scholarships, mentorships, and internships

Giving Back

Watlow’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the Enriching Lives Foundation, achieves its purpose by enriching lives in our local communities while empowering team members through charitable giving, personal engagement and the inspiration of future generations of technical talent.

Watlow enables the world’s leading companies to achieve net-zero emissions

Watlow's Energy and Environmental Technologies business unit is supplying solutions that support our customers’ aim in reducing their carbon footprints while making energy processes more affordable, available and green.