Sustainability at Dyson

Engineers instinctively look to improve efficiency and make things work better. Dyson engineers always try to do more with less, in the right way – whether in engineering, education, farming or products.

Birds-eye view of the Dyson UK technology and engineering campus.

"For an engineer, the creative impulse, the desire to improve the world, and the need to solve problems, are a state of mind which cannot be switched off."

James Dyson

Generating less waste

Sustainable engineering

The less raw material we use, the less energy-intensive processing is required. As we innovate our technology further, and people increasingly use renewable energy, the impact will reduce further still.

Person holding the old and new energy efficient Dyson digital motors.

Efficient technologies

By improving core technology and using resources effectively, we can do more with less, making increasingly energy efficient machines.

Innovation requires leaps of faith and the desire to try new approaches – cyclones rather than wasteful bags for vacuum cleaners and high-speed air rather than energy-hungry heaters.

Helping your business reduce its environmental impact

We are led by innovative and sustainable engineers

At Dyson, we're driven by innovative sustainable engineering, stemming from our founder, James Dyson. From day one we have used science, engineering and behavioural change to reduce the impact of our business and our technology.

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology educates through engineering, with undergraduates working on everything from pollution-sensing backpacks to helping develop new technologies.

Dyson engineering and technology graduates throwing their mortar boards in the air.
  • The Plastic Scanner scans a plastic bottle.

    The James Dyson Award

    The James Dyson Award challenges young engineers and scientists to solve some of the biggest problems facing the world today. From technology that improves accessibility, to technology that tackles environmental challenges. With an increasing amount of environmentally-focused projects submitted each year around the world, the competition now has a dedicated Sustainability Award.

  • A student sketching out an engineering concept.

    The James Dyson Foundation

    The James Dyson Foundation is Dyson's engineering education charity that helps promote change to young inventors, by introducing them to the exciting world of problem solving – from the Safety Net that encourages more sustainable fishing to the Plastic Scanner that helps with efficient recycling.

Our Engineering, Technology and Development Spaces

Since our efforts, 82% of Dyson spaces now use renewable energy. With 100% of Dyson direct manufacturing now running on green energy.3

Renewable energy on campus

Our newest UK research, design, and development space is equipped with solar panels – producing enough energy to power the entire building. A ground source heat pump under the car park saves energy by regulating the temperature inside the building and keeping our IT server centre cool.

We’re installing new energy monitoring equipment across all our sites for further savings, including thermal drone imaging across our buildings to help identify leaks and ensure our buildings were as efficient as possible.

Energy-promoting Dyson solar panels.

Renovating old into new

The places in which we work have always been important to Dyson. Just as our machines are engineered to be durable and sustainable, we take the same approach with our physical properties too, helping to restore landmark buildings to their former glory.

1 Best accuracy achieved in Auto mode. Auto ramp feature in Auto mode only. Testing based on average in home usage according to Dyson internal test data. Microscopic dust is defined as particles less than 100 microns.

2 Filter efficiency tested at 0.1 microns (EN1822)

3 Based from our Research and Development Campus in Wiltshire