American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today it has issued its second biennial corporate responsibility report, covering performance for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years.
“Providing our customers with high-quality water and wastewater service is our top priority, and this report demonstrates American Water’s commitment to ensure the sustainability of our operations to meet current and future demands,” said Jeff Sterba, president and CEO of American Water. “From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to enhancing customer service and employee engagement, we are focused on conducting business responsibly and delivering sustainable value to our customers, shareholders and the communities we serve.”
American Water’s second biennial report is set against the Global Reporting Index (GRI) guidelines. The GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines include GRI’s Reporting Principles of materiality, sustainability context, stakeholder inclusiveness and completeness. The report is self-declared at GRI Application Level B.
The internally audited report contains detailed performance data. Some of the key accomplishments in the report include the following:
The full report can be found on the company’s Web site at the following URL: http://www.amwater.com/CRReport. Visitors are encouraged to share ideas on how American Water can improve upon our corporate responsibility progress and performance by contacting us at email@example.com.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that pioneered the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. GRI is committed to the Framework’s continuous improvement and application worldwide. GRI’s core goals include the mainstreaming of disclosure on environmental, social and governance performance. GRI's Reporting Framework is developed through a consensus-seeking, multi-stakeholder process. Participants are drawn from global business, civil society, labor, academic and professional institutions. For more information, visit www.globalreporting.org.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
American Water Works Company, Inc.
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