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Edinburgh water company Business Stream makes ‘ambitious pledge’ after cutting emissions

During the period, the company implemented measures to make it more energy efficient and introduced new processes to generate environmental savings, including reducing the number of pages in its invoices, installing more energy-efficient air conditioning systems and moving its servers to the cloud. .

In addition, Business Stream continued to support its employees to reduce their impact on the planet at home and at work, in particular by installing charging stations for electric cars in its car park.

To accelerate its plans to reach net zero, the company launched a second commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by an additional 20% by April 2023.

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Managing Director Jo Dow said, “As a water retailer, we recognize that we have an important role to play in helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. But we also have a responsibility to reduce our own impact on the environment.

“Over the past year, we have taken proactive steps to significantly reduce our carbon emissions – and we are now committed to doing the same this year. This is another ambitious promise, but we are determined to do everything in our power to achieve our goals. net zero target as soon as possible.

Business Stream is the largest operator in the Scottish non-domestic water market. The company – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish Water with its own board and management team – acquired Southern Water’s non-residential customer base to prepare for the English retail water market.

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