British Water Adds Voice to Diversity Campaign
Feb 17, 2021
British Water has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to the Change the Race Ratio campaign to accelerate racial diversity in business.
Its launch followed publication in February 2020 of the updated Parker Review into ethnic diversity in UK boardrooms, which showed insufficient progress had been made on recommendations made in 2017.
As a Change the Race Ratio signatory, British Water has made four commitments, to:
- Increase racial and ethnic diversity among board members
- Increase racial and ethnic diversity in senior leadership
- Be transparent on actions
- Create and inclusive culture in which talent from all diversities can thrive
British Water chief executive Lila Thompson said: “We are incredibly proud to join this important campaign to Change the Race Ratio among senior leaders in business.
“By joining forces with a high profile, multi-sector campaign, we will become part of a collective drive to build a more diverse UK workforce that captures the very best talent from all backgrounds.”
CBI President and chair of Change the Race Ratio Lord Bilimoria said: “I’m delighted that British Water has signed up to the Change the Race Ratio campaign and committed to increasing racial and ethnic participation across their senior leadership team.
“We know that business has a key role to play in society, not just in delivering the jobs and growth that our economy depends on but driving lasting change. It’s not enough to ask for better representation of the customers we serve and communities we operate in. As a business community, we must be ready to hold ourselves to account if we want to see diverse and inclusive workplaces right across the UK.”
British Water’s support of Change the Race Ratio is its latest commitment to create a more inclusive workforce. In 2018, the association launched its ongoing Women on Water campaign and in February 2020, set out a series of promises to ensure equality for employees from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and gender balance in recruitment and appointments to the board. In June 2020, British Water signed the Energy & Utilities Skills Inclusion Commitment.
More News and Articles
Feb 24, 2021
New Jersey American Water announced today that its employees raised over $26,000 for eight United Way chapters through its annual fundraising campaign. The company also provided an additional donation of $15,000, totaling over $41,000 to help individuals and families in …
Feb 23, 2021
An innovative project delivery approach by the city of Brandenburg in Meade County was the driving force behind a groundbreaking February 5, 2021 for an $8.3 million state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant.
Feb 22, 2021
TEPPFA, the leading voice of European manufacturers of plastic piping systems welcomes TeraPlast’s decision to renew its membership.
Feb 19, 2021
Olea Edge Analytics, an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, announced an expanded $3.9 million partnership with the City of Atlanta - Department of Watershed Management that is expected to recover millions of dollars in revenue for …
Feb 18, 2021
The 2021 Risk Management in Underground Construction Course will take place virtually on April 13-15. Registration is open and the tentative agenda has been released.
Feb 16, 2021
Anue Water Technologies, the manufacturer of cost-effective FORSe and Phantom Oxygen/Ozone injection systems, Enviroprep well-washers, and provider of Anue Geomembrane Covers with embedded carbon-filters and other sustainable and high-performance technologies to prevent odor, corrosion, scale, bacteria, and FOG in municipal …
Feb 15, 2021
Wastewater plants employ a variety of effective and established processes to treat sewage and wastewater. As yet, however, there is no ideal, uniformly recognized method for removing trace substances. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology …
Feb 12, 2021
Are your current efforts to address I&I successful? Or are you spending resources without much return? Mitigating the issue can feel like an uphill battle when the wrong approach is taken.
Feb 11, 2021
Waterline Renewal Technology, Inc., a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, announced the launch of the new LightRay LR3 from Perma-Liner Industries, which incorporates the latest in UV trenchless technology – significantly reducing the curing time during installations.
Feb 10, 2021
Robbins Brand to continue under Global TBM Company
Feb 09, 2021
Illinois American Water Completes $1.1 Million in Investment Projects at Rosiclare Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant
In the first eight months since acquiring the City of Rosiclare water production system and wastewater system, Illinois American Water has invested approximately $1.1 million in upgrades. These projects are part of the company’s commitment to invest $5 million in …
Feb 08, 2021
Floresti Communal Services to Take Advantage of Itron’s Water Operations Management Solution, Fixed Network and Meters to Improve Operational Efficiency and Conserve Water.