Our journey towards sustainability

We’ve always had the desire to improve efficiency, use resources more effectively and make things work better.

Bird's-eye view of the Malmesbury campus

"We strive to have a sustainable approach wired into everything we do – whether in engineering, education, farming or good works."

James Dyson Founder and Chief Engineer

Built on sustainability principles

Centrifugal forces to separate dust, with no vacuum bags. High-speed air to dry hands instead of energy-hungry heaters. We’ve always put sustainability at the heart of what we do at Dyson – because we’re led by engineers.

James Dyson talking in his office

Reshape

Empowering the next generation of engineers to solve the problems of our age with education programmes and awards that encourage, recognise and reward.

Young engineer working on a design

Investing in a better future

  • Young engineers in discussion while one holds a Dyson cyclone.

    Engineers invent technology to solve tomorrow’s problems

    They’re crucial not just to the future of Dyson, but to the world. Technology ambitions demand a ready supply of the brightest engineers, and a shortage of talent is holding advancements back. That's why we set out to transform education, with the Dyson Institute.

  • Young engineers working on prototypes.

    Promoting change to young inventors

    The James Dyson Foundation is Dyson's engineering education charity. It introduces budding inventors to the exciting world of problem solving.

  • Dr Claire Durrant working in a lab.

    Advancing medical and scientific research

    The James Dyson Foundation funds a dementia research Fellowship, in partnership with Race Against Dementia. Dr Claire Durrant analyses brain samples on a microscopic level, using in-house equipment and expertise at Dyson's labs in Malmesbury.

  • 1.5 million pounds

    The JDF funds a dementia research Fellowship1

  • 150

    Approximate number of Dyson Institute Undergraduate Engineers2

  • 30,000 pounds

    Awarded to the James Dyson Award Sustainability winner each year1

Reimagine

Our engineers work closely with Dyson Farming. Using new technologies and ingenuity to grow produce responsibly and at scale, while also integrating land and conservation initiatives.

Rows of Dyson strawberries.

Using technology and ingenuity to farm responsibly and at scale

  • Dyson Farm from a distance as the sun sets.

    Our circular farming system

    We feed crops into our anaerobic digesters, which generate renewable energy. Heat from the process is piped into our glasshouse to encourage fruit growth. In the future, the biogas will be captured to convert into biofuel for vehicles.

  • Tractors working in a field.

    Renewable power

    Dyson Farming produces enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 10,000 homes. Renewable energy production represents a huge opportunity to do more with the resources available to us.

  • Bird's-eye view of the Dyson Farming glasshouse.

    Using technology to improve harvests

    We use harvested rainwater and excess heat from our anaerobic digesters in our 6-hectare1 greenhouse, to grow strawberries out of season. And help reduce the food miles associated with imports.

  • 2,150

    Hectares of energy crops harvested annually3

  • 41,610

    MWh renewable energy produced per year3

  • 750

    Tonnes of strawberries grown each year3

Renew

Our restless drive to innovate goes beyond the machines we make. We apply the same dedicated problem solving to how and where we work.

St James Power Station at night.

Our headquarters, campuses and manufacturing

  • Solar panels above one of our car parks.

    Our sites use renewable energy

    By the end of 2022, 100% of Dyson-owned manufacturing, and 65% of the electricity consumed by Dyson spaces globally, was renewable or covered by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates.

  • Inside of St James Power Station.

    St James Power Station

    We restored St James Power Station in Singapore using environmentally friendly materials, while optimising energy efficiency and procuring renewable electricity.

  • People walking through Dyson's Malmesbury campus.

    Malmesbury campus

    Our UK RDD building is equipped with solar panels – contributing towards powering the building. A ground source heat pump under the car park saves energy by regulating the temperature inside the Lightning cafe – and keeping our IT server centre cool.

  • 100%

    Of Dyson-owned manufacturing uses renewable energy4

  • 4,000

    Solar panels above spaces in our Malaysia Development Centre car park

  • 2018

    The year we painstakingly restored our Hullavington campus

Rethink

We've always focused on solving problems; engineering better technology, using fewer materials and less energy.

Dyson technology in a home

Pioneering core technologies, to do more with less

  • Dyson upright vacuum next to a vacuum using a bag.

    A revolution in bagless vacuum cleaners

    In 1993, we engineered the Dyson DC01. The first vacuum to separate dust from air using centrifugal forces – overcoming the inefficiency and poor performance of traditional machines. With no need for bags. Others followed, making vacuum bags a thing of the past.

  • Hand holding a large motor, while another holds a much smaller Dyson motor.

    Reinvented motors

    Standard brushed motors are heavy, clunky, and consume more electrical energy. So we set out to engineer one that worked better. The result was the Dyson digital motor, which has allowed us to develop new technologies in multiple categories.

  • Cutaway of Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer showing airflow.

    Engineered with energy efficiency in mind

    The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer, when in Eco mode, produces up to 99% less CO2 emissions than paper towels. And with 337mph sheets of air to dry, it uses just 13% of the energy of hot air hand dryers.

  • 1996

    We released our first vacuum made from recycled plastic

  • 85%

    Of the plastic in the Dyson HEPA Purifier Cool™ Formaldehyde purifying fan's filter frame is recycled

  • 60

    Years is how long light quality is protected for in Dyson lighting, with Heat Pipe technology cooling high-power LEDs5

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