Responsible Business of the Year 2017: demonstrating commitment to sustainable business through innovation

Anglian Water received the Responsible Business of the Year Award for its innovative approach to tackling social and environmental challenges, and for demonstrating its commitment to driving sustainable business through innovation and collaboration. 

Anglian Water wants to show how businesses in the UK can be trusted to work with a purpose and create a positive legacy in the most disadvantaged communities. 



Peter Simpson, Anglian Water's Chief Executive: 

“We were extremely honoured to be named Responsible Business of the Year, it is such a prestigious endorsement for our business, and for our Love Every Drop strategy.

This award, is a wonderful endorsement of our employees, suppliers, and customers who have been part of our sustainability journey and made Love Every Drop a reality. Our Love Every Drop approach is a vision for how we believe a modern utilities company should be run. That vision means creating a country with a resilient environment that enables sustainable growth and can cope with the pressures of climate change; creating an infrastructure that is affordable and reliable, meeting the needs of customers, communities and the environment.

We want our people and our communities to be resilient too. We want to show how businesses in the UK can be trusted by customers and communities, to work with a purpose and create a positive legacy in the most challenged communities.”



Anglian Water employees have their say

Learn more about the impact on the daily lives of employees of working for a responsible business. 

Responsible Business Week 2018

Anglian Water Celebrating

Watch the video in which Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water, provides a roundup of Responsible Business Week and shares some of the highlights.

Hundreds of organisations have used the Week to shine a light on what they are doing to advance the responsible business agenda. 

Anglian Water has launched three guides on how it developed its models for collaborative working.  Peter also speaks of the annual Gala Dinner where the Responsible Business Awards winners are announced and reveals details of our host for this year.  

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Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner 2018 in partnership with Anglian Water, Responsible Business 2017
This year’s event will showcase Anglian Water’s work and the positive change that has happened as a result.


Anglian Water’s collaboration with businesses, local government and civic society plus its long-term commitment to and pride in Wisbech has achieved outstanding results; from education and training partnerships raising aspirations and attainment; to kickstarting the local economy with improved transport links; to developing the visionary master-plan for a climate resilient Wisbech Garden Town.

The Gala will serve as a catalyst for our audience to step up too and meet the challenge of the Great Expectations we have of each other – whether as employees and suppliers, as businesses changing lives or as the next generation.

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