Who We Are
Joseph Watts founded our company in 1874 on the belief that water boilers in textile mills shouldn’t explode. What started with a pressure relief valve in a tiny New England machine shop, has paved the way for today’s high-quality, worldwide water solution technologies. From melting ice on entire city blocks from the ground up, to filtering safe drinking water in isolated, weather disaster zones, you need water and water needs Watts.
What We Do
We are a global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Our family of brands offers one of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on: Drainage, HVAC and Hot Water, Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Rainwater Harvesting.
We are constantly creating high-quality products for customers all over the world. Our global research & development and manufacturing teams are the best at their craft. That's why we can make the most forward-thinking and region-specific water solutions on the market.
Our Greatest Resource
From the engineer, to the foundry or assembly line worker, to the sales representative and service professional, no Watts product would be a Watts product without our people. We know you have a variety of manufacturer choices in this industry. That's why we place such a premium on training our workforce to design, make, and service our products at a world-class level. So you know you've made the right choice when you see Watts.
Internships and Early In Career Opportunities
With our internships and early in career programs, students can take advantage of a paid, hands-on experience while building a resume and developing a professional network. Our internships allow you to explore professional interests, as well as learn the soft and hard skills necessary for a successful post-graduate career through professional development events.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our success depends largely on a sustaining a diverse, multinational, multi-generational workforce. We recognize and value the breadth of diversity inherent within our ranks and are committed to embracing the cultural nuances that make us all unique. At Watts, we aim to promote a safe and inclusive workplace culture based on our values, mutual respect and dignity, and by ensuring measures are in place to safeguard an individual’s human rights.
Our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey progressed after June 2, 2020, when Bob Pagano, our Chief Executive Officer, issued an open letter to our entire global workforce to express outrage over recent acts of violence against the Black community and to condemn systematic racism and discrimination against Blacks and other underrepresented minorities in the United States. This letter sparked a robust dialogue among Watts’ leaders and employees about what we are doing as a company to help create a more equitable, just, and inclusive society. As One Watts, we agreed that it is time to start transforming our words into real and sustainable actions.
We are educating and facilitating conversations with all employees across the company to better understand cultural and race-related issues, and fostering inclusion through town hall meetings, anti-racism and anti-bias training, and our employee resource groups. We also craft periodic communications to highlight the voices and stories of underrepresented minorities, and to expose our employees to diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences.
At Watts, we believe that employees who feel included are absorbed in and enthusiastic about their work; they find a greater sense of meaning in what they do, see a stronger connection between themselves and their team members, and bring their most authentic selves to work. These positive behaviors make a difference to us, our business, and our company culture. To better understand our employees’ experiences and views on equity and inclusion at Watts, we conducted a global employee survey focused on questions about diversity and inclusion. We then used our voice of employee as the main driver for our actions to make Watts an even better place to work for everyone.
We have also strengthened our requirements that a diverse slate of candidates be interviewed and considered for all professional job openings. In addition, we leverage our existing leadership development program to create more of a focus on developing and mentoring Black and other underrepresented minority employees by providing executive mentors or career coaches for participants in the program and taking steps to ensure that the program participants represent a diverse slate of employees.
At Watts, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive company will ultimately make us a stronger and more successful company. We are committed to listening and learning from one another and to cultivating an environment where all people feel safe, valued, and empowered.
Since 2016, Watts and Planet Water Foundation have brought clean water to 30,000 people in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Thailand and Vietnam.
Our focus on water technology systems and solutions helps sustain a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Our goal is to help support our natural resources by providing products and services that address safety and regulation, energy efficiency and water conservation. Watts is recognized by Newsweek as one of the Nation's most responsible companies in 2019 and 2020.