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  • Greater Manchester's trees contribute £33million a year to economy Nature
    Greater Manchester's trees contribute £33million a year to economy

    City of Trees has completed the biggest i-Tree Eco survey undertaken in the United Kingdom and it highlights the £33million annual value of Greater Manchester's trees to the economy and that 1million trees are at risk.

  • London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products Business
    London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products

    Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

  • Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go Resource & 'Waste'
    Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go

    An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.

  • Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined Food
    Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined

    Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

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United Utilities

Our CR reporting comprises a yearly performance statement, supported by regular reporting of our activities on this website.

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By updating our material issues, refreshing our Business Principles and setting our responsible business measures and targets to 2020 we have a clear framework for the next three years. To explain the wider impact of being a responsible business we developed a graphic and video to show how we provide great service to customer and communities in the North West.

Our CR reporting forms part of our broader performance reporting and since 2015 our Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with the principles set out in the International Framework. It shows how we create value by making business decisions that are environmentally sustainable, economically beneficial and socially responsible.

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