United Utilities had identified CDP disclosure as a methodology for tracking and improving their environmental reporting. They approached EcoAct with their draft submission for 2020 and wanted us to help them improve the submission and get the best possible score.
The CDP score gave United Utilities a better idea of where they were already strong and where they could improve.
This can then be used to inform two of United Utilities ambitions in SBTi submission and alignment with the TCFD as the CDP methodology is closely aligned to SBTi guidance and the TCFD framework.
United Utilities Group plc is the UK’s biggest listed water company. Operating out of the North West, they provide 1.8 billion litres of water and treat the wastewater of over 3 million homes and businesses everyday. As an organisation they recognize the impacts of climate change on their operations which range from reservoirs to pumping stations, treatment works to water pipes, as well as the impact these operations have on the planet. Climate change has been a strategic and operational focus for United Utilities for over two decades.