Anglian Water is committed to bringing environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve, through our commitment to Love Every Drop. As a purpose-led business, we recognise we have a huge opportunity – and responsibility – to contribute to the environmental and social wellbeing of the communities within which we operate. As one of the largest energy users in the East of England, we are also committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
We were the first water company to set ambitious targets on reducing both capital and operational carbon. We’ve exceeded our 2020 goals and are on track to reach net zero carbon by 2030, as well as reducing carbon in the assets we build and manage by 70% against a 2010 baseline.
We set out our five-point plan for a green recovery in September; collating a series of commitments and highlighting the future we want to see on net zero carbon, accelerating sustainable housing and infrastructure growth, creating green jobs and boosting skills growth, delivering climate change adaptation and resilience and enabling nature recovery. The plan was instrumental in securing the acceleration of £300 million of planned investment in our region’s environment, including dozens of new treatment wetlands and innovative river restoration schemes.
Find out more about Anglian Water’s work.