SEVERN Trent, has been given top marks in a report published by the Environment Agency on water companies’ environmental performance.
The Midlands-based business has been awarded the highest four-star status in the Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) for a fourth consecutive year – a feat never achieved by the company before.
The four-star rating system is used to measure the environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies.
In order to drive improvements in environmental standards, the assessment tightens each year.
Against increasingly stretching targets, Severn Trent said it was pleased to have achieved ‘green’ status on each of the seven metrics included in the 2022 assessment, maintaining its grading.
Liv Garfield, chief executive at Severn Trent said: “We’re pleased to once again be recognised as an industry leader when it comes to environmental performance, achieving the Environment Agency’s highest rating for the fourth year running.
“Whilst the recognition is pleasing, we will continue to keep improving our performance and make a positive difference to the environment around us – whether through delivering our bold Get River Positive pledges, improving the biodiversity of 10,000 hectares of land, or launching the world’s first carbon neutral wastewater treatment site.”
Severn Trent’s Get River Positive is a commitment to protect and improve the health of the region’s rivers. Central to the programme is its pledge that its operations will not be the reason for any stretch of river in its region to be classified as unhealthy by 2030.