Below you’ll find some of the action we’ve taken in the last year - and some of what’s ahead in 2021 - and beyond - to limit our impact on the environment.
Here’s just some of what we’re doing and what we’ve achieved – plus we’ll be doing more. For the latest on our 2021 work to help the environment see our latest announcement here on a new partnership we’ve started.
In 2019, we launched a new water efficiency innovation competition, to increase focus and thinking around innovation, new ideas, and thinking specifically for businesses and public sector organisations. Waterwise and Business in the Community (BITC) were on the selection panel for the finalists. It was great to see all the innovative ideas and we look forward to seeing more in the future.
We think about sustainability in what we do and we’re top-rated on this too.
Water Plus is ranked in the top 50% of companies across the world for its approach around Corporate Social responsibility (CSR). The EcoVadis sustainability rating looks at the integration of CSR principles in an organisation. This focuses on 21 issues, which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment (ENV), Labour Practices & Human Rights (LAB), Fair Business Practices (FBP), and Sustainable Procurement (SUP). 2021 is the third year our business has secured an EcoVadis rating*.
Our employees are encouraged to reduce waste going to landfill, increase the number of items recycled and save water at work with regular messaging and a water-saving week held each year.
We also encourage our employees to use the likes of Teams (and Skype in the past), video and tele-conferencing, rather than travelling for meetings to help reduce emissions generated from cars, and, where possible, they’ll also use public transport or cycle to work.
In our offices we recycle paper and waste products including cans, packaging and bottles, wherever possible.
Find out more about sustainability and how we can help you.
*EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, with a global network of more than 65,000 rated companies.