Sloan, a global manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has achieved certification to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard at its Franklin Park, Illinois, headquarters.

A globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, AWS certification enables organizations to further work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management. As a global manufacturer of water-efficient commercial restroom products, Sloan’s Franklin Park location innovates and develops sustainable plumbing fixtures each day.

“At Sloan, ‘Water Connects Us’ is more than just a tagline. It’s a commitment to Earth’s most precious resource that we take very seriously,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan director of sustainability. “Being the first general goods manufacturer to certify to the AWS standard is just one more step in our endeavor to promote water stewardship.”

The AWS Standard asks water-using sites to address water challenges and on-site risks to address these issues in a way that progressively moves them to best practices in terms of the five outcomes of good water stewardship:

  • Good water governance;
  • Sustainable water balance;
  • Good water quality status;
  • Important water-related areas; and
  • Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.

Sloan touch-free products — from faucets and flushometers to sinks, soap dispensers and hand dryers— are developed with sustainability and hygiene in mind to promote health and wellness in commercial restrooms of all types.

“Sloan is the perfect partner to implement the AWS Standard,” said Matt Howard, director of AWS North America. “They are a leader in water-saving restroom products, and their Franklin Park facility plays a major role in the development of those products. With this certification, we’re proud to help highlight benefits to their corporate headquarters from improved water stewardship performance.”

Sloan’s high-efficiency flushometers can cut down a building’s water use by 30%, while its commitment to product transparency through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), as well as resources like its Green Product Finder and Sustainability Calculator, promote water sustainability efforts.

For more information on Sloan’s sustainability pledge, visit Sloan’s website.