Building sustainability into everything we do

Making the sustainable, attainable

Wavin's six global sustainability programs

As a global market player, we wish to make a difference and become an industry leader in sustainability.

But to dream big, we need to act big. Hence, we commit ourselves to become sustainable in everything we do. From the way we produce, transport, innovate and install our products - to the way we conduct our business and manage our people.

Our Sustainability Journey is well and truly underway at Wavin. Let’s work together to help build a better future for generations to come.


Wavin is contributing to the achievement of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals. 


We continuously develop innovative solutions for safe and sustainable water usage that support vulnerable communities and help our customers meet the challenges of climate change.

Social inclusion

We create a positive impact on (local) communities by improving accessibility to basic human needs such as education and safe water in regions where infrastructure is lacking behind.

Circular economy

Our materials and products are designed to be reused and recycled to maximise environmental value. To close the material loop, we continuously improve our procurement processes and contribute to the increase of recyclate usage. 


Clear targets are key for a sustainability program. We want to create full transparency and disclosure to all stakeholders, so we develop tools, processes, and skills to collect high quality data.

Environmental impact

We continuously optimise our production and value chain processes to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This is achieved with sustainable energy, SMART solutions, and other innovative fine tunings.

Public affairs

We are actively involved in policy development and build strategic alliances to promote sustainability, act upon it and further grow awareness. 

We are already making a difference

Our actions are helping to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges around water supply, sanitation, climate-resilient cities and building performance.

Treetanks for greener cities

Trees provide shade, absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen and fresh air, and provide a cooling effect. To support the growth of trees in urban environments, we developed TreeTank®. Our solution allows trees to grow and helps to prevent roots from destroying roads and pavements.

Second chance plastics, first class roads

Switching from asphalt to plastic roads can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 70%, compared to traditional road construction. In a joint venture with Volker Wessels, we developed The PlasticRoad. 30 metres long, it contains the recycled plastic equivalent of more than 218,000 plastic cups.

Invisibly making the difference

To prevent litter and debris from ending up in open water, we developed Tegra Road Gully. Made of 100% recycled plastics, our innovative filter enables rapid disposal of rainwater peaks while retaining as much dirt as possible.

Making impact by innovative technology

Our Recycore Technology in drain and soil pipes uses over 50% recycled PVC whilst ensuring that products have at least the same proven and excellent performance characteristics as those made with virgin materials.