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  • Shared Interest Corporate Reports
    Shared Interest

    SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017

    Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."

  • ABB Energy & Resource Management
    ABB

    Drives floor energy costs for high rise

    A 17-storey London office complex near Canary Wharf has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans.

  • Aviva Corporate Reports
    Aviva

    As our Corporate Responsibility Summary 2017 shows our sustainable business strategy is focused on defying uncertainty by using bright ideas to tackle the important issues of our time for our customers, our communities and our world in a number of areas, including:

  • United Utilities Corporate Reports
    United Utilities

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

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Water

Auto Windscreens expects to save 8.3 million litres of water and around £80k a year by ditching the traditional carwash in favour of Eco Touch's Waterless Car Wash to keep its fleet looking pristine.

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Kenya is to benefit from a cash legacy of Sue White, a former Professor at Cranfield University, and Leicestershire based aerial mapping company Bluesky who will provide financial and technical support for the Cranfield PhD project to improve water resource management. Long-term reforestation and sustainable agriculture will be supported with inspiring methods that can be used in other regions.

Fracking's status and risks to the water environment have been reviewed from developments over the last two years by the authoritative Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) - with the main risk seen as the management of flowback and spills of returned water.

A study of 1,101 UK adults has highlight the nation's bad flushing habits, and the worst cities for them. Birmingham came out on top, with 87% flushing items deemed unsuitable for drainage systems, including 42% swilling sewer clogging fats, oils and greases down the plughole, while Edinburgh flushed the most dental floss. Although Glasgow has the best British record when it comes to looking after their plumbing, 22% of its citizens flush cigarette butts down the toilet.

An unconventional flood defence technology that holds back river water in the hills above low-lying towns and cities could help prevent future misery as climate change makes severe and intense events more likely, say engineering technology experts.

Environmental campaign group WWF UK are urging UK businesses to face up to their responsibility in the global water crisis, because nearly half of UK imports are from countries with a high risk of water scarcity.

Eco-innovation funding is up for grabs for business and organisations looking to upgrade their laundry equipment and drastically reduce its water, energy and detergent use, by using a proven pioneering technology.

A plumber from Essex who invented a water saving toilet block device has agreed deals with Home Bargains and Aqualogic to secure nationwide distribution for the environmentally friendly product.

The Coal Authority has made two new multi-million pound awards to protect the nation's environment from polluted water from disused coal and metal mines.

A Government revised system for regulating Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) on new developments is in danger of becoming a 'fudge' and 'free-for-all'  - and it could jeopardise effective flood control and environmental water quality, a drainage expert warns.

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