Water Plus and Waterwise launch retail partnership


Water Plus last week formally launched a partnership with water efficiency advisor Waterwise, becoming the first business retailer to do so.

The retail market’s largest player will work with Waterwise and its network to promote water saving to business customers and raise awareness of the need for efficiency. It will also sit on the Waterwise Retail Leadership Group which brings together retailers, wholesalers and key industry groups to look at ways to increase water efficiency in businesses and non-household organisations.

Water Plus chief executive, Andy Hughes (pictured left), said: “Water efficiency and the reduction of waste plays a vital role in ensuring UK businesses have a resilient and sustainable supply network. The increasing demand on the water network, combined with the need to reduce costs and the impact of climate change means that the challenges facing the market are only going to get tougher. It’s our responsibility to meet these head on and make it easier for our customers to go about successfully running their businesses.

“Large organisations can reduce their consumption by undertaking a full water audit programme and, since April 2017, we’ve helped save customers more than £5m and two million cubic meters of water, significantly reducing their impact on the environment, and supporting our customers with their CSR goals.”

Managing director of Waterwise, Nicci Russell, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Water Plus has become a Waterwise Supporter. Water Plus was the first retailer to do this and we’re excited about working with them to develop their excellent water efficiency work with customers even further. Innovation, ambition and engagement will be key to making the water we have go further – for the sake of the economy, society and the environment, as well as reducing the water and energy bills of individual customers. We couldn’t be happier that Water Plus is up for this, building on their ambition for customers already, and we welcome them on board.”