Sustainability Powers Everything We Do
Sustainability is at the heart of John Crane’s mission, vision and purpose. We’re committed to protecting our planet’s resources by pioneering innovative solutions that drive decarbonization, integrating sustainability into our operating model and empowering our people to deliver on this promise.
John Crane powered sustainability long before net zero goals transformed our industry’s approach to environmental practices. Today, we are leveraging our legacy of resource efficiency, emissions reduction and circularity to help our customers achieve their mission-critical sustainability goals – without sacrificing the reliability that earned us the industry’s trust more than a century ago.
An Unwavering Commitment to Net-Zero Goals
John Crane is part of Smiths Group PLC, a global industrial technology company listed on the FTSE 100 Index. In November 2021, Smiths Group announced its participation in the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Through this commitment, John Crane is actively working to achieve net zero for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2040, and net zero for Scope 3 emissions by 2050.
In conjunction with Smiths Group, John Crane supports global efforts to address climate change and is taking concrete steps to achieve a net zero future. We are committed to reducing our energy consumption, waste and carbon footprint across our activities. We continually build upon our legacy of efficiency by investing in and deploying solutions that enable our customers to achieve their sustainability goals.
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Measurable Progress in Emissions Reduction
John Crane has set ambitious internal targets for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. Our energy efficiency target drives reductions in our facilities’ overall energy consumption, while our GHG targets support our reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. John Crane has reduced its GHG emissions by more than 50% over the last 10 years, and we’re continuing to take actions to achieve our net-zero commitments.
64% of Renewable Energy
64% of our tracked energy comes from renewable sources
10.5% GHG Emissions Reduction
Over 10% reduction in absolute GHG emissions in FY23
1.2% Energy Usage Reduction
Over 1% reduction in absolute energy usage at tracked sites in FY23
A Commitment to Sustainability, Across Every Site
Turn It Off Campaign
Energy efficiency is the foundation of our sustainability program and the first step in our decarbonization journey. Ensuring our business operates as efficiently as possible allows us to reduce energy costs and effectively plan for future projects such as onsite solar installation. In FY23, John Crane launched our organization-wide Turn It Off campaign, which encouraged employees to reduce energy consumption by eliminating it, or “turning it off,” at the source.
Throughout the campaign, John Crane provided resources to help employees identify energy saving opportunities. This initiative has resulted in a material reduction in energy consumption across many of our operational facilities.
Reducing Energy Consumption in Our Czech Republic Facilities
Our Czech Republic operations are one of the largest consumers of energy at John Crane — making efficiency efforts critical to our overall business goals of reducing energy efficiency and GHG. In support of our net zero commitment and Turn It Off campaign, our Czech Republic facilities launched a series of initiatives focused on reducing energy consumption and enhancing efficiency.
Our various site teams began by conducting energy audits and identifying over 100 energy saving opportunities across the Czech Republic sites. The team deployed a prioritized approach to executing energy saving improvements, while maintaining continuity of supply for our customers. These efforts produced significant results that reduced energy usage despite a significant increase in business activities. The sites have also combined to reduce their overall GHG emissions, helping to position John Crane on our path to achieve net-zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
Vallejo, Mexico Reforestation Initiative
In 2016, John Crane Vallejo planted 300 trees in Mexico City’s Los Dinamos ecological park. Since then, its employees have significantly expanded these reforestation efforts — planting more than 700 trees at the Vallejo site and three protected areas critical to the local ecosystem.
This reforestation initiative has produced measurable environmental benefits, including enhanced air quality, reduced soil erosion, decreased noise pollution and an expanded habitat for local wildlife. It also functions as a key team-building tool. Now in its eighth year, the initiative continues to unite John Crane Vallejo employees behind a shared passion for environmental stewardship, both at work and in their community.