Enhancing wildlife habitats on and around our operational sites.
We provide a range of activities for schools throughout our catchment area, working with young people on key topics such as saving water and helping to avoid sewer abuse by reducing the amount of wet wipes, fat, oil and grease that people put down the drain. We help students to understand our business through visits to our education centres, workshops, talks and hands-on challenges.
We actively seek to understand what our community and stakeholders expect of us, and look for opportunities to work in partnership with them. We work collaboratively on community projects that deliver both community and business benefits.
We have more than 100 sites across London and the Thames Valley where we provide access for the community. Activities include fishing at Walthamstow reservoirs (Europe’s largest urban wetland), enjoying nature in the heart of London at Woodberry Wetlands, bird watching at Kempton Nature Reserve, sailing on the Queen Mary reservoir, and learning about heritage with our partners at the Victorian-era Crossness pumping station. We also work to protect and enhance wildlife habitats on and around our operational sites.
We offer support to charitable organisations in four main ways:
- Donations to charitable organisations for projects approved by our Charities Committee
- Encouraging and supporting our employees' own charitable giving by matching fundraising efforts and offering a payroll giving scheme
- Our Time to Give employee volunteering scheme
- A long standing strategic partnership with WaterAid, our principal charity