Corporate Responsibility

Delivering efficient operations.

We aim to run our business as efficiently as possible. We seek to reduce our use of natural resources, minimise waste and deliver efficient and effective operations for both today and the future.

Our Thames family.

In October 2016 we launched the third of our three ground breaking alliances - the Thames Technology Alliance (TTA). This sits alongside our existing eight2O delivery alliance and Infrastructure Alliance. Collaboration is at the heart of our alliances, with all supply chain activities following the same values, and coordinated in their efforts. This includes promoting a culture of safety and wellbeing, sharing resources and capability, and developing innovative, sustainable solutions. Our alliance approach has changed the way we work for the better – helping us offer an improved service to all of our stakeholders.

Being more sustainable.

We’re committed to reducing our reliance on natural resources and providing a more sustainable service in the long term. In 2016/17 we generated 20.1 per cent of our own electricity consumption from renewable sources, including sludge treatment, wind and solar PV. This allowed us to reduce our reliance on importing non-renewable electricity from the grid.

Although we try to maintain our existing assets as sustainably as possible, over time we’ll need to develop new infrastructure, which will require additional resource and energy to operate. To make sure we get value for money for our customers, stakeholders and the environment, we look to optimise the costs of these solutions over their full lifetimes.

We work with the supply community to develop and deliver innovative, more sustainable solutions, and we always seek to deliver solutions that accommodate our nine sustainability themes.