What to expect
Testing and trialling ideas and initiatives for wider rollout.
Sector-leading environmental, social and corporate governance through enhanced water disclosure.
Faster progress towards net zero operations by reducing the carbon impacts of processing less water.
Continual improvement through collaborative works to drive innovative ideas and technologies.
Investor confidence arising from evidenced acknowledgement of water-related business risks and transparent assessments of these.
The opportunity to shape the water market for business customers through participation in, for example, industry forums.
Future-proofing growth plans through geographical risk mapping to ensure security of supply.
Journey stage milestones achieved
Why it’s essential
Water is often taken for granted. This is partly why it has often been mismanaged, but the investment community has sent a clear message through calls for enhanced disclosure, that it expects companies to reverse this trend and demonstrate that it is a board-supported ESG priority.
Of course, leadership takes any number of forms. Whether you’re striving for water neutrality as a business, looking to safeguard supply chains through collaboration, embrace catchment management or share insight and experience with sector peers, Waterscan’s experts can help you get where you aspire to be.
5 tips to improve your CDP disclosure
Each year, CDP opens its reporting platform from April to August in readiness for scoring in the autumn.
BT’s journey to water Self-Supply
An interview with Matthew Power, BT’s Utilities Commercial Specialist on BT’s Journey to Water Self-Supply.
CDP: Water security performance revealed
The annual reveal of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) scores is always a highly anticipated and interesting event.
Sefton Council’s Water Journey
An Interview with Cllr Paulette Lappin, cabinet member – regulatory, compliance and corporate services & Jon Williams, environmental management (utilities) officer.
PR24: Direction is good. Action is better.
Following a lengthy period of consultation, reflect and number crunching, Ofwat has published the methodology for its price review, PR24, which sets out expectations of water companies for the period 2025-2030 and beyond.
Environmental targets: Defra publishes statutory water limits
Following a lengthy public consultation during 2022, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has secured…
How far is far enough with environmental targets?
Defra’s environmental targets proposal to meet future water demand is a welcome step change.
TCFD a welcome tide of change
The UK government’s introduction of mandatory Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting is a welcome evolution in corporate responsibility.
How to build a resilient business through water action
Operational resilience is the ability of an organisation and its infrastructure to avoid, cope and recover from disruption, and its ability to adapt to environmental pressures, demographic change, shifts in customer behaviour and the impacts of climate change.
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2022 finalist
Waterscan and the Self-Supply community recognised for outstanding water management.
Waterscan and Whitbread win sustainable use of water award
Waterscan and long-term customer Whitbread were delighted to be jointly awarded the Footprint Drinks Awards Sustainable Use of Water Award 2021.
Tea at 3 event: Whitbread’s water journey
On 14th April 2021, Waterscan and Whitbread co-hosted a virtual Tea at 3 event. This was for a privately invited group of senior sustainability, procurement and utilities managers from across the UK’s hospitality, leisure, retail, manufacturing and transport sectors.
Whitbread’s water journey
Whitbread is the UK’s largest operator of hotels and restaurants. Here, we speak with Yvonne Mason, Environment Manager and Ross Greenhalgh, Energy Manager, about how the company has moved from effective water management to industry-leading stewardship, and most recently to resilience-based forward planning.
It’s time to bring water to the board table
“If you want to make progress on global challenges, start with water”, advises the World Economic Forum.
Waterscan is delighted to announce that it has saved its non-household water customers £20 million since the market opened in 2017.
BT: Talking about water
A working lunch with BT’s Utilities Commercial Specialist, Matt Power.
David Lloyd Leisure takes the lead on water efficiency
Working in partnership with Waterscan to self-supply water David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is the first company within the UK’s health and leisure sector to be granted a self-supply licence from…
Sainsbury’s chooses Self-Supply water strategy
Sainsbury’s has applied to water market regulator Ofwat for a Self-Supply licence.
Self-Supply set to transform water procurement
Ofwat has granted water self-supply licences (WSSLs) to John Lewis PLC and Kellogg’s in a move that will see self-supply operable in two new commercial sectors: retail and food manufacturing.
Self-Supply applauded for driving change in drinks manufacturing
Marston’s Brewery and Greene King have been judged as the two companies in the drinks sector that are making the biggest impact in the sustainable use of water, both with the support of Waterscan.
John Lewis PLC first in retail sector to apply for self-supply licence
In August 2019, John Lewis PLC became the first UK retailer to apply to Ofwat for a water and sewerage Self-Supply licence.
Waterscan signs landmark declaration on water sustainability
Developed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, the Catchment Management Declaration is regarded by many as the potential to be a watershed moment in transforming sustainable water management across Britain.
Ofwat demonstrates support for Self-Supply with three more licences
Three more forward-thinking companies have been granted Self-Supply licences for water and sewerage services, bringing the number of organisations taking this revolutionary route to eight since the market opened just eighteen months ago.
Stonegate Pub Company and Heineken UK apply for Self-Supply Licences
Stonegate Pub Company and Heineken UK Ltd have applied for Self-Supply licences for water and sewerage services.
Waterscan and Greene King win at Waste2Zero
At Waterscan, we are very happy and excited to have been announced as the winners of the ‘Waste2Zero’ Best Product, Technology and Innovation Award 2018 in collaboration with Greene King, supporting water sustainability through the water Self-Supply innovation.
Blackpool Council demonstrates public sector leadership
Blackpool Council has been awarded a water Self-Supply licence by Ofwat.
Whitbread’s ‘Supplies and Services’ Supplier of the Year
Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator whose brands include Premier Inn, Costa, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre – has partnered with Waterscan…
Self-Supply Success: Marston’s makes it three
Marston’s is the third company in England to be granted a licence by Ofwat to supply its own water and wastewater services.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has applied for a Self-Supply licence
CCEP is set to become the first manufacturer to take the innovative path of Self-Supply.
Whitbread second to gain water Self-Supply licence
Whitbread becomes second to gain water Self-Supply licence in new water market.
Achieving sustainable water management
Progression through the journey, hitting milestones and reaching a state of sustainable water management is not the end point.
Achieving sustainable water management is acknowledgement of being in a position whereby all your current impacts on the water environment have been considered and that you are following a strategy to mitigate those impacts. Data driven continual improvement with water stewardship in mind is the real end goal.
Ready to begin your water journey?
Talk to our team and discover how you can build a sustainable water future for your business – reducing wastage and saving costs in the process.