Yorkshire Water awarded Big Tick in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

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Yorkshire Water has been recognised with a ‘Big Tick’ in BITC’s flagship Responsible Business category as part of the Responsible Business Awards 2014.

The Big Tick is the first level of accolade in the Responsible Business Awards which recognises businesses that are making a positive difference to society and to the environment.

The Bradford-based firm was one of only seven companies that achieved the title in the awards which is run by the charity Business in the Community.

Richard Flint, chief executive at Yorkshire Water (picture attached) said: “This is an incredible achievement and reflects the investment being made by the company to ensure we are acting as a responsible business.

“We have six strategic business objectives which are our commitment to sustainability. They ensure we can provide essential water and waste service to our customers across Yorkshire.

“We’re doing all this against a backdrop of significant economic, social and environmental change. The essence of our vision is doing what is right for our customers, colleagues, partners and the environment.”

Yorkshire Water will be presented with their Big Tick trophy at the Yorkshire and Humber Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner on June 18 at Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “All year round, responsible businesses across the UK are contributing towards more resilient communities, stimulating local economies, creating diverse, skilled and healthy workforces and addressing skills shortages - yet these activities rarely get attention.

“The Responsible Business Awards shine a much needed spotlight on the powerful impact of business. Each of the companies recognised are playing their part to build a new contract between business and society and a more sustainable future for us all. I congratulate Yorkshire Water for its Big Tick, which is a powerful symbol of business doing more to bring about change.”

The overall winners will be announced in London at Business in the Community’s National Awards Gala Dinner, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and in partnership with the 2013 Responsible Business of the Year Jaguar Land Rover, on July 8, 2014.

For further information about the impact and background to the 2014 successful Award stories, visit www.bitc.org.uk/awardstorie

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