Roca Group & Schneider Electric joins to boost decarbonization

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The Roca Group has reached an agreement with Schneider Electric, a leader in the design, production, and commercialization of bathroom products, to define a new roadmap toward decarbonization, establishing a single, global strategy across the Group. Schneider Electric is a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.

The Roca Group operates in 170 countries, owns 85 facilities, and employs 24,000 people. Even though the firm has been actively striving to improve its environmental footprint for some years, Schneider Electric has chosen to widen its commitments and adopt a single sustainability strategy with the aid of Schneider Electric’s new climate change consulting services.

There will be three phases to the partnership between the two companies. In the first, Roca Group will collaborate with Schneider Electric to develop its vision of the decarbonization process, which will include an analysis of the environment and the formulation of new, more ambitious targets.

Roca Group’s plants will be studied in the second phase, with Schneider Electric setting promises to decrease energy consumption and emissions, implement sustainable energy generation in the factories, and compensate for emissions that cannot be removed.

Finally, throughout the implementation phase, Roca Group and Schneider Electric will continue to digitalize the company’s operations and the various production centers to monitor and optimize energy usage and minimize costs and emissions.

Schneider Electric will also assist the Roca Group in defining its decarbonization requirements so that the Group may conduct programs to cut emissions and adopt sustainable energy using its resources.

The Roca Group is dedicated to the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and seeks to lower the carbon footprint of its industrial activity by encouraging water conservation and continually innovating in its manufacturing processes.

The figures support the Group’s environmental commitment. Due to the company’s efforts and the decline in activity in a pandemic setting, the Group reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 8% in 2019 compared to the previous year, a figure that increased to 22% in 2020.

In other environmental areas, water consumption in the Group’s factories was reduced by 24% last year, while trash generation was reduced by 28% as part of its Zero Trash effort, with 71% of waste being recoverable in other production processes. Furthermore, the Roca Group’s bathroom products combine the most up-to-date technology to save energy and water use.

“At Roca Group, we work hard every day to optimize our production processes by incorporating the latest technologies to reduce our environmental footprint, as well as to provide society with bathroom products that combine wellbeing with environmental respect,” said Albert Magrans, CEO.

“At Schneider Electric, we are not just dedicated to decarbonizing our value chain; we want to become the digital partner in sustainability and efficiency for enterprises who are leading the change. One of them is the Roca Group” stated, Josu Ugarte, President of Schneider Electric Iberia.

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