United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report Aggressive efforts have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and water waste Business Wire HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. -- July 10, 2013 United Water, one of the nation’s leading water and wastewater services companies, announced today the release of its online Sustainable Development Report. Among its accomplishments in 2012, United Water surpassed its commitments in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and significantly reduced water leaks and theft. “United Water is firmly committed to continuously improving our operational and environmental performance,” said Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer of United Water. “That’s because maintaining clean, sustainable water supplies is the single most important contribution to public health and is essential to creating vibrant local economies.” The report details United Water’s commitment to four priorities: (1) to conserve resources, (2) to innovate to respond to environmental challenges, (3) to empower its employees as actors of sustainable development, and (4) to build its development goals with all stakeholders. Each of the priorities—developed with United Water parent company SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT with feedback from stakeholders and objective third-parties—looks at specific challenges that the nation is facing, including aging infrastructure and water loss, energy efficiency, climate change, renewable energy and water-resource protection. “We’re proud of our accomplishments,” said Camus. “We know with certainty that responsible use of our natural resources now will help ensure that they are available for sustained growth far into the future. We also know that we cannot afford a ‘business-as-usual’ strategy, and that our work in sustainable development must utilize the best technological approaches of the private sector in concert with national and regional objectives and strategies from the public sector.” The link to the annual report can be found here: http://www.unitedwater.com/eBooks/suistainablereport2012/sdreport2012.html#p=1 About United Water United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. About SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 97 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 66 million people and collects the waste produced by 50 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,550 employees and, with its presence on a global scale, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, reported sales turnover of 14.8 billion Euros ($19.6 billion USD) at the end of financial year 2012. Contact: United Water Rich Henning, 201-767-2869
United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report
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