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Industry leadership and sustainability excellence see Anglian Water honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2015

Anglian Water is today celebrating being a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade to celebrate business success – in recognition of the significant contribution the company has made in setting new national standards for sustainability, and for embedding sustainability throughout its operations.

The announcement comes on the Queen’s birthday, and the 50th anniversary of the awards.

The award for Sustainable Development recognises the company’s achievements in embedding sustainability in every aspect of its operations. It follows the five-year development of its Love Every Drop strategy, which captures the company’s commitment to sustainability and includes the whole business, from the water it supplies to the recycling of used water before it’s returned to the environment.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Simpson, Anglian Water’s Chief Executive, said:

“We’re extremely honoured to receive such a prestigious endorsement for our business, and for our Love Every Drop strategy. Millions of our customers, our 4,000 employees, and all of our partners have contributed to this by supporting our vision for a more sustainable future, and I’m grateful to every single one of them.

“The progress we’ve made since launching Love Every Drop in 2010 means water is now much closer to being at the heart of a whole new way of living. And we’ll do even more as we work through our very ambitious business plan for the next five years, which includes stretching goals on carbon and energy, climate change, the environment and water efficiency. It’s a plan our customers approved, which means this award recognises their vision as well as ours.

“Setting the national standard in sustainable development demonstrates that we are good corporate neighbours for our customers, and that we are supporting the businesses that power our region, future-proofing us all for decades to come.”

Approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Anglian Water is one of the largest companies in the East of England to be bestowed the award.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards are invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

To find out more about next year’s awards visit www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/overview

 

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