At Rheem we believe in going beyond the expected and striving for what’s possible. It’s how we’ve run our business and designed our products since we began in Australia in 1939. We’re committed to leading the way in water heating with intelligent products and sustainable solutions that make a difference for you and the planet.
Rheem Global Sustainability Initiatives
Fostering A Greater Degree of Good - Rheem is committed to making a difference with the products we create, for the people we serve and through the processes that drive us. From innovating energy-saving products to supporting the trade, our sustainability efforts know no bounds.
Rheem has been a global leader in heating, cooling and water heating innovation. And we continue to lead with our bold approach to improvements for our products and processes to dramatically cut our impact on the environment, while empowering both our customers and employees to work and live sustainably. It's all a part of our bold vision for the future and equally bold commitment:
Designing for Zero Waste
Degrees of Innovation - We are focused on innovating with intent, engineering solutions with lifetime sustainability in mind—from material selection to smart features to responsible recycling.
Our 2025 goal: Launch a line of heating,. cooling and water heating products that boasts a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas footprint
Degrees of Efficiency - We strive for operational excellence, working smarter and more sustainably to consume fewer resources, generate less waste and ensure simpler, safer processes.
Our 2025 goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and achieve zero waste to landfill in our global manufacturing operations.
Degrees of Leadership - We hire and inspire our teams to be next-generation thinkers and responsible stewards of our industry, the greater community and the environment.
Our 2025 goal: Rheem will train 250,000 plumbers, contractors and key influencers on sustainable products or sustainable installation and recycling best practice.
Rheem set some ambitious sustainability goals to coincide with our 100th anniversary in 2025. Our New 2022 Sustainability Progress Report details how we’re tracking against our 2025 goals. See the report—and how we’re doing. Read the progress report
Fostering a Greater Degree of Good
Rheem is committed to making a difference with the products we create, for the people we serve and through the processes that drive us. From innovating energy-saving products to supporting the trade, our sustainability efforts know no bounds.
Local Sustainability Initiatives
Rheem is committed to carrying out all operations in a sustainable manner, and producing products that contribute to a sustainable future. We have a strong and active environmental improvement program aimed at reducing our carbon footprint, energy use, water use and waste generation.
Rheem Australia's local environmental program has 5 main aspects:
Learn more about Rheem’s role as a world leader in sustainable water heating technology. Read more
Rheem is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant. APCO’s Packaging Sustainability Framework aims to provide a consistent and transparent framework for assessing and tracking packaging sustainability. Read more
Rheem and its employees have driven the implementation of a range of initiatives to reduce water usage, lessen energy consumption and limit waste requiring disposal. Read more
We work with government and community authorities to establish appropriate energy efficiency and performance benchmarks for the markets in which we operate. Read more
Our Local Environments
We are committed to protecting the local environments in which we operate and have a range of measures in place to achieve this. The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan and Emission Monitoring Results for our main Australian manufacturing facility can be accessed here. Read more