Corporate Responsibility

Addressing climate change.

The projected impacts of climate change across London and the Thames Valley will compound a difficult situation where our water resources are already stressed and the population is increasing. We believe that a twin track approach of managing the unavoidable impacts of climate change on our business (‘adaptation’), combined with a reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions (‘mitigation’), is essential if we are to manage the challenges that climate change represents.

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Our response to these challenges needs to be positive and equitable, contributing to our wider aspiration of becoming a more sustainable business. We can’t do this alone, and we rely on delivering better outcomes in partnership with customers, stakeholders, alliances, suppliers and regulators. We know we must continue to find solutions that balance competing environmental, social and economic demands in a more sustainable way. Climate change is a central theme of our five-year Business Plan from 2015-20, which outlines how we aim to reduce our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to its effects. Click on the links below to read more: