United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report

  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
 
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