Twenty environmental NGOs including The Wildlife Trusts, co-ordinated by Blueprint for Water, and nine water companies1 are announcing today that they have pulled together to create a set of shared principles setting out how they will work together to help leave the environment in a better state.
The companies and charities are already working together on many projects across England. These exciting and innovative projects cover a huge range of environmental issues, from tackling pollution by ‘unflushables’ like babywipes, to natural water filtering, to working with farmers on more environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques.
The firms have this month all submitted their business plans for 2020-25. The organisations intend for the shared principles to deliver more effective joint working on environmental and wildlife issues, including more on the ground projects - achieving better outcomes for the environment and improved value for money.