Norfolks Voice

Anglian Water’s Journey to Net Zero Carbon

In 2019, Anglian Water, along with other water companies in the UK, pledged to reach net zero carbon by 2030.

In 2019, Anglian Water, along with other water companies in the UK, pledged to reach net zero carbon by 2030. The company is playing a leading role in delivering this commitment through water industry body Water UK, which recently launched a ground-breaking route map setting out the trajectory, actions, opportunities and behaviours required to meet this hugely ambitious target.

Anglian Water has a strong track record on carbon, having first set ambitious carbon reduction targets in 2010, and this year joining global sustainability organisation CDP’s prestigious ‘A list’ for its response to climate change.

Working with its supply chain, Anglian Water has created a strong ‘reduce carbon, reduce cost’ culture involving the reuse of assets, low-carbon materials, off-site build, low-carbon standard products and advanced 3D design tools.

Together with investment in renewable energy generation, this has delivered significant reductions in emissions, against the backdrop of an increasing population and tightening environmental standards.

However, there is a recognition that there are many more opportunities to be explored and this can only be done through innovation and collaboration, not only within the water sector but beyond.

Here in Norfolk we are uniquely susceptible to the impacts of climate change, which, along with population growth, is already placing pressure on our water resources and water recycling networks. Anglian Water recognises that climate change is not just an environmental issue but also the defining societal and economic challenge of our time, therefore achieving net zero by 2030 is part of its wider commitment to act in the public interest.

 

If you wish to speak to Anglian Water about an innovation or opportunity for collaboration, please contact public.affairs@anglianwater.co.uk