Spotlight on ESG: Anglian Water
Anglian Water is a water and water recycling company that supplies services to roughly seven million people in England and Wales. Its service area has a long coastline and low rainfall in a low-lying region, making Anglian Water’s strategy to adapt to the climate emergency critical.
Anglian Water has made enormous progress since first setting carbon reduction targets in 2010. Central to Anglian Water’s current Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy is the goal to achieve net zero by 2030 and ensure that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are lower or equal to mitigation activities.
In line with the broader industry Water UK Routemap, Anglian Water is applying good practice in its approach to decarbonisation by following the emissions reduction hierarchy of:
- Reducing/avoiding GHG emissions;
- Using green electricity and investing in renewable energy systems;
- Removing any residual and difficult to avoid/remove emissions through natural sequestration measures locally and/or credible offset credits.
Delivering low carbon, low-cost solutions does not happen by chance. Having a single system where we can input the information required and then retrieve the data from one source in terms of carbon and cost has been an integral part of the success of our carbon journey.
Head of Carbon Neutrality
In this case study, we examine how Copperleaf Portfolio™ has helped Anglian Water innovate, achieve carbon reduction targets, and deliver greater value to customers. The company’s value framework encompasses both economic and ESG metrics, and these empower Anglian Water to holistically evaluate investment projects and demonstrate progress against strategic objectives and ESG goals. This ensures customers, communities, and the environment are top of mind when making business decisions.
Anglian Water has realised several benefits by implementing Copperleaf Portfolio, including:
- enhanced portfolio and scenario capabilities
- productivity improvements
- enhanced reporting and visualisation
- achieving ESG commitments
Download the case study to learn more.