Severn Trent Services is at Utility Week Live 2023

Members of the Severn Trent Services organisation are at Utility Week Live 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. If you’re already there, you’ll find them at stand K14 near the net-zero stage.

This event has brought together customers, suppliers, and peers across the utility sector, with innovation and sustainability being key themes.

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Oren Environmental and the Big Garden Birdwatch

Between 27-29 January 2023, twitchers everywhere will participate in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch campaign.

The initiative encourages people to spend one hour of their weekend logging the birds they see. This helps the RSPB to monitor the volume and profile of birds across the UK.

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Oren Case Study #2 – Protecting a beauty spot from polluted mine water

Protecting a beauty spot from polluted mine water

Our client

Our client is a county council in the UK.

The location is a woodland park with a canal. An area of natural beauty, the site was once home to a colliery that opened in the mid-nineteenth century. Today it’s a popular spot for hikers, dog walkers, joggers, cyclists, and picnickers.

The reed bed is part of an unmaintained treatment scheme built in the nineties. Once cleaned, the abandoned mine water from the former colliery is used to fill the canal to maintain its level.

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Mine life. From making a mess to clearing it up

Andy Craggs, Dave Hepple, Sean Box, and Alastair Pentland have one special thing in common. They – or their family members – worked down the coal mines in the north of England.

Back in the day, coal mining may have had some negative effects on the environment. Yet many of the people who worked in the coal mining industry are now in jobs doing innovative things to negate those impacts.  

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Severn Trent Services announces Robin Phillips as Head of Sustainability

Robin Phillips, who’s worked for Severn Trent Services for over 25 years, is the organisation’s first Head of Sustainability.

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How Severn Trent Services is investing in our planet – Earth Day 2022

Today is Earth Day 2022.

A day where individuals and organisations raise awareness of what’s being done – and what needs to be done – to drive positive action for the planet.

This year, the theme is ‘Invest In Our Planet’.

We spoke to Dan Mcardle, Head of Water Services Contacts. And Jemma Jones, Environment and Implementation Manager – to learn about some of the things Severn Trent Services is doing to invest in the planet.

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Global Recycling Day – 18th March 2022

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognise the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet. The Global Recycling Foundation believe that recycling is a global issue and to think of the planet as resources, not waste.

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Paul Swinburne – Services’ Senior Finance Business Partner – reflects on Severn Trent’s 2021

We can now reflect on Severn Trent’s 2021, and looks forward to some exciting developments on the horizon.

It was nice to see a strong set of results announced by Severn Trent PLC for the six months to 30 September 2021. Our group turnover was in line with expectations, up 8.0% following the recovery in non-household consumption post lockdown restrictions and Group PBIT (Profit Before Interest and Tax) was up 13.8%.

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Severn Trent Services (STS) carbon, sustainability and the Carbon Task Force

Mike Williamson, the Head of Operating Services, offers his thoughts on COP26 and what we’re doing to help.

COP 26 has come to an end. Lots of negotiation, some agreements were reached, and compromises were made. It was great to see the world’s leaders (and a lot of business leaders too) come together, but it still feels like there is a way to go if we’re going to work collectively and collaboratively to protect our planet for the generations that will follow us.

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