Water Plus has been recognised at a number of award events after helping organisations to cut water waste and impacts on the environment – along with raising awareness around water use.
The company is a Finalist in the Digital Transformation category in the industry’s Utility Week Awards 2021 – and were Finalists in two other business award categories, receiving Certificates of Recognition for those categories at an event in the last week.
The International Green Apple Environment Award recognises the organisation’s key work in three main areas including: helping identify water waste such as leaks and highlight opportunities to invest in proactive water management measures and monitoring along with water-saving technology; raising awareness amongst organisations about water waste, risks to supply on-site and highlighting how to be more sustainable amongst Water Plus employees; increasing partnerships with community groups and organisations to reduce environmental impacts along with supporting tree-planting in the UK. Our team and Phil Williams at the awards night.
Photo credit: The Green Organisation.
The water retailer – who is also highlighting how looking at water can help organisations go Net Zero - was up against more than 500 other nominations in the International Green Apple Awards.
At an awards ceremony in London, Water Plus heard, this month, they had won a “National Silver” Award in the Environmental Improvement category. Green Apple Environment Awards were handed out for Bronze, Silver and Gold at the event.
The Green Organisation said their event was “carbon-neutral” and a donation has been made to the Green Earth Appeal to support tree-planting and wildlife, on Water Plus’s behalf.
Andy Hughes, Water Plus Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to receive recognition of all our work to help organisations and raise awareness around the opportunities – and savings - from looking closer at water use, to taking steps to cut waste to limit risks to how businesses and other organisations operate. Our technical water expertise and customer information and support is helping cut water waste across England and Scotland and identifying issues early that may cause disruption, which also help keep running costs low. Plus, less water waste means less carbon created, so less Scope 3 emissions, helping towards environmental targets and Net Zero.
“We’re committed to making sustainability and minimising our environmental impact core to our business, our people and our customers. From helping sites install water reduction approaches and extra tracking along with highlighting how water efficiency helps organisations, to increasing tree-planting in the UK and trialling innovative water cutting technology to cut water volumes and help towards sustainability goals, we’re taking action.”
Water Plus also received Certificates of Recognition in the last week, after being Finalists in both the Science, Technology and Innovation category and the Digital Transformation category at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards 2021. They also reached the judging round, before the shortlisting in categories, for the Sustainability and Environment Award category.
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation - an international, independent, non-profit, non-political environment group that began in 1994 to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
Andy Scarr, Innovation Centre of Excellence Lead and Kris Winpenny, Digital Products Manager.
More than 400 data loggers have been installed in the first six months of 2021, through Water Plus partnering with organisations of various sizes in 2021, to track water use more closely across 24 hours and spot opportunities to cut waste at organisations in England and Scotland. The work this year, follows more than 500 installed in the 12 months of the 2019 to 2020 financial year. The kit has helped identify saving opportunities and highlight risks to organisations:
* The raising awareness approach included the water retailer publishing research this year, which it commissioned to help organisations, to show the impacts water loss and water leaks can have on organisations in the UK .