South East Water’s efforts to keep improving its performance in its work for the environment and society has been recognised as world leading.

The company has been named the Sector Leader in Network Utilities: Water and Sewerage Companies by GRESB in its 2020 Infrastructure Assessment.

Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world.  Its data is used by more than 100 institutional and financial investors.

The GRESB Sector Leader Awards Programme recognises world-wide real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability.

David Hinton, Chief Executive Officer, South East Water, said: “Making sure we are doing the right thing for the environment and society is the heart of our purpose at South East Water.

“We know this matters to our customers, communities and employees so we are delighted that our efforts to keep improving our performance in these issues has made such great strides and has been recognised as world-leading by GRESB.”

Sander Paul van Tongeren, Co-founder and Managing Director at GRESB, said: "We are proud to recognise the 2020 Sector Leaders for their clear commitment and meaningful action to improve their ESG performance.

“It’s inspiring to witness the collective industry effort from around the world to improve ESG transparency and advance sustainable real assets.”


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