Northumbrian Water is celebrating after being longlisted for the UK′s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.

The Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.


Northumbrian Water has been longlisted for Responsible Business of the Year, which recognises pioneering businesses that have integrated sustainability across their business and are demonstrating commercial success as a result.


The company has also made the longlist for the Digital Innovation Award, in recognition of how the company is using digital technology to improve sewer pump performance and reduce flooding incidents.


Today′s longlist announcement coincides with Responsible Business Week (23-27 April) an annual initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the positive contribution of businesses to society.


Heidi Mottram, CEO of Northumbrian Water said: "It′s a huge honour to be longlisted for two categories in the Responsible Business Awards. We pride ourselves on being a responsible business, and all of the decisions we make are based on making a positive contribution to society and the environment, as well as providing a resilient first class service to our customers. I am incredibly proud to achieve this recognition from Business in the Community, and I would like to pay tribute to our employees, who work tirelessly to ensure that we keep performing at the very highest level."


Chief Executive of Business in the Community, Amanda Mackenzie, said: "More than ever businesses are expected to play their part in creating the society we all want. We are proud of Northumbrian Water, who have been Longlisted for the Responsible Business Awards 2018 for their work in helping to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart."


The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2018 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Fujitsu, Unilever, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Anglian Water, the winner of the 2017 Responsible Business of the Year.


To find out more about Responsible Business Week 2018 visit or search for the hashtag #RBWeek.


For more information on the Awards visit and follow @BITC on Twitter #BITCAwards.


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