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Chris Matthews

Head of Sustainability, United Utilities, 
Chris Matthews, Head of Sustainability, United Utilities

Chris became Head of Sustainability at United Utilities in May 2009. Prior to that, he was UU’s Carbon Manager, the first dedicated carbon manager in the UK water industry.

Chris’ prime focus is to help the business deliver its objectives in a sustainable way through the development and implementation of environmental and social strategies. This covers areas such as biodiversity, waste, carbon management, community partnerships and charitable giving. He believes that embracing the sustainability agenda will add real value to UU’s business activities.

He remains responsible for the overall delivery of UU’s carbon strategy and plan, the first to publicly declare a short term reduction in carbon emissions.

He also works with groups across the north west of England to encourage responsible business behaviour. He chairs Business in the Community’s Marketplace Sustainability team in the North West and is vice-chair of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities’ Natural Capital Board.