Dow Jones Sustainability Index
What is it? <ul><li>Biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market </li></ul><ul><li>The indexes serve ...
What do you get? <ul><li>Benchmarking feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation and brand </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability inv...
What does it entail? Environmental Economic Social  <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Climate strategy </li></ul><ul>...
Why does UU do it? <ul><li>Our vision is to become a leading service provider in the North West and to be the best UK wate...
How do we embed this? <ul><li>Scorecard – This links the vision, strategic plans, goals and KPI’s. These will ensure each ...
Sustainability Plans   <ul><li>Box 1-  business area KPI’s and projects which directly contribute to DJSI score </li></ul>...
Success <ul><li>So far we are on track to deliver the sustainability plans with an LBE of 96% completion </li></ul><ul><li...
QUESTIONS ???
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Presented by Gaynor Murphy, Sustainability Manager at United Utilities at BITC North West Members Event: Responsible Business Reporting Event hosted by Styles & Wood, Altrincham

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United Utilities - Dow Jones Presentation

  1. 1. Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market </li></ul><ul><li>The indexes serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Global and regional benchmarks including World, European, Eurozone, Nordic, North American, US, Asia Pacific, and Korean indexes. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides an effective platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>An external assessment of how companies operate as a business and if they do so in a sustainable, responsible manner. </li></ul><ul><li>World index- companies are selected according to the corporate sustainability assessment that identifies the sustainability leaders (top 10%) in each of 57 industry groups from 10 sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 90 questions under three headings: Environmental, Economic and Social dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Assesses our regulated operational activities as well as how we run our business </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do you get? <ul><li>Benchmarking feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation and brand </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability investing </li></ul><ul><li>DJSI member label </li></ul><ul><li>SAM Distinction </li></ul><ul><li>Participation is free of charge for all companies that have been invited to take part in the assessment.   </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it entail? Environmental Economic Social <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Climate strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce indicators </li></ul><ul><li>People development </li></ul><ul><li>Talent attraction & </li></ul><ul><li>retention </li></ul><ul><li>Community Investment </li></ul><ul><li>H&S </li></ul><ul><li>Standards for suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to water </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Company Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Risk & Crisis management </li></ul><ul><li>Codes of Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Scorecards </li></ul><ul><li>Water Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul>Social
  5. 5. Why does UU do it? <ul><li>Our vision is to become a leading service provider in the North West and to be the best UK water and wastewater company </li></ul><ul><li>Underpinning this are our themes of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best service to customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the lowest sustainable cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a responsible manner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The DJSI gives us the means to measure how we are implementing responsibility within our business </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible business practice delivers business value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investor confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced operating costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliant business activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced business risk from future impacts </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do we embed this? <ul><li>Scorecard – This links the vision, strategic plans, goals and KPI’s. These will ensure each part of our business is clear on where its heading and how it will measure success. </li></ul><ul><li>We ensure there is a golden thread from Executive KPI’s down to team KPI’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The UU scorecard includes the following perspectives: Environment, Reputation, Process, People, Customer, Service, Shareholders and Society. </li></ul><ul><li>Under the Society heading is a sustainability measure which is to achieve 90% of a basket of measures identified as development areas by the Dow Jones </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sustainability Plans <ul><li>Box 1- business area KPI’s and projects which directly contribute to DJSI score </li></ul><ul><li>Box 2- business specific actions with four generic ones; </li></ul><ul><li>DJSI submission </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Community Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>One or two business specific actions </li></ul><ul><li>Target - still 90% achievement of DJSI basket of measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26 of these across the business tracked centrally to give an overall picture as well as business area specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has given us an anchor to help embed sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Success <ul><li>So far we are on track to deliver the sustainability plans with an LBE of 96% completion </li></ul><ul><li>We have retained world class for the 5 th year running and have been the sector leader for the last 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>We have engagement all across our business on the topic of sustainability and it is gaining momentum </li></ul><ul><li>We measure this engagement via our annual employee opinion survey </li></ul><ul><li>Last year we had an average score of 87% of our employees were clear what they needed to do to help us become a sustainable business </li></ul><ul><li>The future- we have put a stake in the ground and are building around it, to achieve long term sustainability a long term measure is essential. </li></ul>
  9. 9. QUESTIONS ???

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