Essential Utilities Recognized on Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies List for Third Consecutive Year
The recognition reflects the company’s deep commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices across its operations
“Our mission is to provide clean, safe, reliable water and natural gas service and to manage wastewater treatment in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Essential Chairman and CEO
Essential’s recent ESG achievements include:
- Reaching ambitious company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. Through extensive pipeline replacement, renewable energy purchasing, and methane leak detection, the company has reduced Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from a 2019 baseline and against the enterprise-wide commitment of a 60 percent reduction by 2035.
- Achieving diverse supplier and employee commitments, ensuring the company’s procurement and team reflect the communities they serve.
$3.9 million dollarsin 2022 to organizations creating positive outcomes for the environment, human services and food insecurity, diversity and inclusion, economic growth and development, education, and emergency services.
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Learn more about Essential’s ESG targets and performance at esg.essential.co.
Operating as the Aqua and Peoples brands, Essential serves approximately 5.5 million people across nine states. Essential is one of the most significant publicly traded water, wastewater service and natural gas providers in the
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