Wessex Water has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for the third time.
It’s sustainability vision is embedded into all business planning, targets and day-to-day work. The award recognises how the company consistently scored highly for customer service, innovation and environmental performance by industry regulators.
Wessex Water funds environmental projects, including improving water quality, reducing the impact of abstraction, and employees supporting community wildlife projects. It has also worked to reduce the impact of nutrients on the water environment and is studying the prevalence of emerging pollutants in wastewater.
Dan Green, head of sustainability and innovation, said: “We pride ourselves on going beyond ‘business as usual’ in all areas, from our work on social tariffs and debt advice to catchment permitting and online nutrient trading.
“This award gives us a great sense of encouragement that we’re going in the right direction.”
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