Severn Trent earns top rating for fourth consecutive year - The Evesham Observer

Severn Trent earns top rating for fourth consecutive year

Evesham Editorial 19th Jul, 2023   0

SEVERN Trent is setting the standard for environmental performance.

The Environment Agency latest annual report focuses on the green credentials of England’s nine water and sewerage companies – and Seven Trent is now the only one with a top rating, which it has now held for a record four consecutive years.

Since 2011, the Environment Agency has used the Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) to rate each company in England from one star to four star.

The rating takes into account performance on environmental commitments such as pollution incidents and treatment work compliance.

Last year an updated reporting approach was introduced, with revised metrics and tightened performance thresholds.

As a result, Northumbrian Water and United Utilities, the only other four star rated companies alongside Severn Trent, both dropped to three star ratings. Yorkshire Water was the only other 3 star rated company, after gaining a star, with all others rated 2 stars.




Environment Agency area environment manager Andrea Burton said: “Severn Trent Water has again achieved our industry leading rating of four stars, which is good news. “This year, they are the only company in England out of the nine water and sewerage companies included in the Environmental Performance Assessment to achieve this rating.”

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield said: “We’re pleased to once again be recognised as an industry leader when it comes to environmental performance.


“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.”

Visit www.getriverpositive.co.uk for more.

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