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At Rheem®, we're committed to doing good by our customers, our partners, our employees—and our planet.

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For nearly 100 years, Rheem has been a 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
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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 boast a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas footprint.

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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.

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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 and contractors on sustainable products or sustainable installation and recycling best practices.

Explore Our Sustainability Commitments

Intelligent Products
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.

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Intelligent Products
Responsible Processes
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.

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Inspired People
Degrees of Leadership

We hire and inspire our teams to be next-generation thinkers and responsible stewards of ourindustry, the greater community and the environment.

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Big Thinking,
Bigger Solutions

As a manufacturer profoundly dedicated to sustainability, we have a lot to say—and others have a lot to say about us. Click to read some articles by and about us.

A Sea Change Is Happening in the Global Water Heating Industry

Stacey Gearhart, Vice President of Global Product Management and Marketing | October 2022

With a sharp focus on reducing carbon emissions, manufacturers are changing the global water heating industry. Rheem—along with distributors, residential and commercial builders and consumers who want environmentally friendly products—is helping to lead the way.

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Accelerating Sustainability Policy with Government Affairs

Karen Meyers, Vice President, Government Affairs | June 2022

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Meet Chee Wee Gan, Rheem’s New Sustainability Leader

Rheem’s Sustainability Team | March 2022

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Capturing Our Employees’ Best Ideas Through GoodWorks

John Fitzgerald, EVP, Operations | August 2021

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Progress we’re proud of

Our New 2021 Sustainability Progress Report details how we’re tracking against our 2025 goals. See the report—and how we’re doing—below.

A Global Gathering

In December of 2021, Rheem held its inaugural Global Sustainability Summit, virtually hosting 250 employees from countries around the world to celebrate our progress, share ideas and collaborate on all things Sustainability.
Watch the video we shared to kick off the event.

The Rheem Family of Brands

When you see a badge from the Rheem family of brands on a piece of equipment, you know it stands for something. It represents our commitment to doing what’s right—for people, for the industry, for the planet.

Good by the Numbers

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LED light conversion across our 20 global factories
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Eemax® Tankless Electric Water Heaters installed in first net-zero school in Massachusetts
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of air conditioning packaging materials eliminated each year
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saved in 2020 through LED retrofits at facilities in US, Mexico and Australia
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of our factories have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status with one site
reaching a 100% diversion rate
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saved by improvements in facilities located in Mexico
000M+ gal
of water saved per year from improvements in our factories
000 tons
of waste diverted from landfill by our Montgomery factory in 2020

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