Wessex Water lands top awards for its green schemes

August 22, 2011

Wessex Water has won two Green Apple Awards in a national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

The Bath-based company submitted entries for its catchment management and waste reduction and recycling projects, competing against 500 other nominations for the awards, which are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice.

Wessex Water’s catchment management work, launched in 2005, is a cheaper and greener approach to safeguarding drinking water supplies by working with farmers to stop pollutants entering water sources.

The waste reduction and recycling programme was developed to manage waste effectively and responsibly through reuse and recycling facilities which will help the company meet its goal of zero waste to landfill by 2020.

Wessex Water director of compliance and sustainability Julian Dennis said: “To have been recognised for these innovative projects shows how we are making a real difference when it comes to environmental best practice.

“We are committed to becoming a truly sustainable business and this means having the ability to continue providing services in ways that protect and enhance the envir nment.”

Wessex Water will now be considered to represent the UK in the European Business Awards.

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