Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water renews its commitment to a sustainable Wales
The not for profit company, which provides over three million people with a reliable source of drinking water, is one of Wales’ major energy users, with an annual energy bill of over £43 million.
Tony Harrington, Director of Environment for Dŵr Cymru, said, “Supplying high quality drinking water and removing and treating wastewater uses a great deal of energy. As a company owned on behalf of our customers, we are determined to do the right thing for our environment.
“Mitigating our impact on the environment and reducing our own carbon footprint is a priority. We have already taken many steps towards reducing our carbon footprint by significantly increasing the amount of renewable energy we generate on our sites – enough to power nearly 20,000 homes – and reducing our operational carbon emissions by 11% since 2014/15.
“But we know we can to do more. By signing up to Cynnal Cymru and its vision for a sustainable, resource-efficient and low-carbon Wales, we are embracing the principals of sustainable development and energy efficiency.
“We are looking forward to working with Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales who will help us add value to our business. By advising us on how best to maintain our high standards of environmental and social responsibility, they’ll help us to do the right thing when looking after the environment – both for today’s customers and future generations.”
Mari Arthur, Director of Cynnal Cymru, said, “We are delighted that Dwr Cymru has chosen to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the Welsh environment by joining Cynnal Cymru.
“We are also proud to become a member of their Independent Environmental Advisory Panel (IEAP) that shares expertise and provides the business with independent advice on the most important environmental issues affecting their customers and environmental impact. By joining their panel, we are helping Dŵr Cymru to deliver the best possible environmental outcome for Wales and its customers.”