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United Utilities Plc. is a UK water company. United owns, operates, and maintains utility assets, including water, wastewater, electricity, and gas. The Company manages water and wastewater networks in Wales and Southern England and wastewater treatment facilities in Scotland as well as the electricity distribution network in the North West and the gas distribution network for the North of England.

Ticker: UUPLY ISIN: GB0006462336
Address: Thilmere Ho, Lingley Mere Business Park Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey , United Kingdom , Warrington , , WA5 3LP Website: United Utilities plc
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United Utilities plc 65 60 64 69 65
Electric & Gas Utilities
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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United Utilities plc 94% 71% 76% 85% 87%
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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United Utilities plc 88% 64% 45% 63% 80% 79%
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United Utilities plc 89% 75% 90% 94% 80% 87%
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annual_sales_local 286 4646700000 2.407451E+11 NA
Emissions per assets 2.8321 0.0001 2.8387656764E-10 NA
Emissions per employee 235484.5 192.2854 0.073 NA
Emissions per sale 4.2576 0.0007 2.7756653992E-07 NA
emissions_total_tco2e 70790000 1040810 9 NA
employees_total 1 19158 508714 NA
Harzardous emitter? Yes No No NA
line_of_business Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores (other than by opticians or commercial art galleries), n.e.c NA
total_assets_local 1000 31827600000 1.506867E+12 NA
waste_hazardous_kg 72001000 0 0 NA
waste_non_hazardous_kg 962755000 0 0 NA
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.0301 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 442.0297 NA
BSI 50 59.3761 88.4717 NA
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0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services to around seven million people in the North West of England. We began calculating our greenhouse gas emissions in 2000 and in 2006 set a baseline in which we had absolute confidence. We cre NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Whilst for many years, we have been communicating to customers the importance of water efficiency, climate change presents a new reason to reconsider water use. We anticipate that because of drier summers, demand for water will increase and consumers will NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Renewable energy represents an opportunity for United Utilities to significantly reduce its £50m/year energy bill. As carbon taxation and renewable incentive mechanisms have matured into substantive drivers, United Utilities has commenced an extensive lar NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA No NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA As part of the production of our 'Report on adaptation under the Climate Change Act 2008', we conducted risk assessment workshops to identify and manage potential opportunities associated with physical climate change parameters. We cannot at this stage al NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Water Efficiency: We recognise how critical it is that customers are aware of the opportunity to reduce carbon through better water management. In 2011/12, the total cost of our water efficiency initiatives amounted to £750,105. Water Efficiency intervent NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA No NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 259553 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No No Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA NA NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 4 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Internal price of carbon NA NA
5. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/56/19856/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/5.ClimateChangeRisks/UU Report on Adaptation under the Climate Change Act 2008.pdf NA NA
5. Further Information NA See the update to United Utilities’ 2010 Strategic Direction Statement ‘Where we are Heading’ for further details about how we intend to manage the risks of climate change. Please also see attached our 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, which sets o NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA The introduction of the Carbon Reduction Committment (CRC) is a significant financial consideration. The impact of the CRC for 2011-12 is expected to be £5.2m in charges, with approximately £5,000 in staff costs required to manage the administration. Our NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Individual Board Member - This individual is an independent non-executive director within an 8-member board that is collectively responsible for developing policies and strategies for implementation by the United Utilities executive team. NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA The boundary of the carbon footprint requested by our regulator does not match the boundary of the carbon footprint that we use for both public reporting and for the emissions targets we have set as a company. Our chosen boundary aligns with carbon report NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Slightly Decreased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Change in physical operating conditions, Decrease: Emissions reduction activities, Increase: Change in methodology NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: 5.4, Increase: 8 , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 92 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E B A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA We believe that to influence policy making, it is important to have demonstrated our own climate change credentials - this gives us licence to influence and advocate. In terms of external stakeholders, United Utilities continues to promote support for car NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/56/19856/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/Regulatory Return 2012 (Table 42).pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 1 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Our approach to climate change adaptation is integrated within our Strategic Asset Management Planning Framework and end-to-end business process. This Framework integrates our Strategic Direction Statement, company policies and strategies to develop optim NA NA
2. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/56/19856/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/2.Strategy/UU Report on Adaptation under the Climate Change Act 2008.pdf NA NA
2. Further Information NA Please see attached our Strategic Direction Statement which details our approach to climate change adaptation. NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Climate change risks and opportunities are identified and managed on a similar basis to other business risks. Risk mapping underpins the corporate risk reporting process. The group uses an 8 x 4 (impact x likelihood) map consistently across all its busine NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA United Utilities first set out its carbon management strategy in 2007 and subsequently updated in 2010, taking into account changing external factors, such as revisions to carbon accounting methodologies and to align with our five-year investment planning NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/56/19856/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/3.TargetsandInitiatives/Table 42_Lines 1 - 21_vFinal_29.05.12.pdf NA NA
3. Further Information NA Please find attached below our Carbon Mitigation Action Plan. In terms of intensity targets, whilst we don't have a specific target, we do measure our overall performance and inform our regulator accordingly. Please also see attached a copy of 'Table 42' NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Absolute target Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA All Global Warming Potentials and GHG Emissions Factors have been based on 'Guidelines to Defra's Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors for Company Reporting' (September 2009) where applicable. Industry specific emissions factors are those in The 'UK Water In NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA GBP(£) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA Board/Executive Board: 80% of the Executive Teams' annual bonus is based on the successful delivery of business 'scorecard' objectives. Of this 80%, one quarter is based upon retention of our 'World Class' status in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJS NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) In 2011/12, United Utilities purchased 189.9GWhs of grid electricity under a renewables tariff from Gaz de France and Scottish & Southern Energy. In accordance with DECC/Defra guidance, this purchase can only be considered as a reduction in the net carbon NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Our strategy is to meet our compliance obligations under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and to work to reduce the associated emissions. Our participation in the EUETS is due to a single back-up generation plant at our Huntington Wastewater Treatment Plan NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 128361 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 359178 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. GBP(£)
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 5% but less than or equal to 10% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information The boundary of the carbon footprint requested by our regulator does not match the boundary of the carbon footprint that we use for both public reporting and for the emissions targets we have set as a company. Our chosen boundary aligns with carbon report
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Our strategy is to meet our compliance obligations under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and to work to reduce the associated emissions. Our participation in the EUETS is due to a single back-up generation plant at our Huntington Wastewater Treatment Plan
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
2. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/2.Strategy/Annual_report_2013.pdf NA
2. Further Information NA UU are also carrying out a number of trials which are supported by North West Engineering consultants. These are; - Energy Saving devices have been installed on 5 wastewater sites with secondary treatment to reduce energy consumed during the aeration proc NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Scope - United Utilities categorises all company risks as; Strategic, Operational, Financial, Compliance, Hazard. Additionally UU captures Project or Asset risks. These cover all elements of the business and incorporate regulatory/stakeholder, customer b NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA UU first set out its carbon management strategy in 2007 and subsequently updated in 2010, taking into account changing external factors, such as revisions to carbon accounting methodologies and to align with our five-year investment planning cycle. Centra NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA Within the water industry, United Utilities is a long-standing member of the carbon group and Climate Change Aadaptation groups which act as forums for discussion and advocacy on topical carbon and climate change issues. These groups are regulary attended NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? Yes
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? Yes
3. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/3.TargetsandInitiatives/RR13 Table 42 Lines 1-21 FINAL 20 05 13 DB.xls NA
3. Further Information NA United Utilities is working towards a 'Future Concept of Operation' which looks to make the company more efficient and effective. This strategy is based on the requirement to make operational efficiencies throughout UU which is closely linked to the reduc NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Absolute target Absolute and intensity targets
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA United Utilities was able to export 10 GWh of energy to the national grid as a result of energy generation at our Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants throughout the region in FY13. This meant that another 3rd party benefitted from a de-carbonised energy NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Internal price of carbon, Employee engagement, Other NA
4. Attachments https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/4.Communication/UUW Climate change adaptation report.pdf
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information Also, please see the United Utilities 'Climate Change Adaptation Report' for specific adaptation-focused measures (attached below) Additionally, excerpts from our 2012 submission to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index are available upon request. This docum
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 3 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/5.ClimateChangeRisks/UUW Climate change adaptation report.pdf NA
5. Further Information NA See the update to United Utilities’ 2013 Strategic Direction Statement - Playing Our Part‘ for further details about how we intend to manage the risks of climate change. Please also see attached our 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, which sets out som NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Our approach to climate change adaptation is integrated within our Integrated Asset Plan (IAP) Framework and end-to-end business process. This Framework integrates our Strategic Direction Statement, company policies and strategies to develop optimised lon NA
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Whilst for many years, we have been communicating to customers the importance of water efficiency, climate change presents a new reason to reconsider water use. We anticipate that because of drier summers, demand for water will increase in summer months a NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/6.ClimateChangeOpportunities/Corporate Responsibility Report 2012.pdf NA
6. Further Information NA See the update to United Utilities’ 2013 Strategic Direction Statement - Playing Our Part‘ for further details about how we intend to manage the risks of climate change.Please also see attached our 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, which sets out some NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Water Efficiency: We recognise how critical it is that customers are aware of the opportunity to reduce carbon through better water management. In 2012/13, the total cost of our water efficiency initiatives amounted to £781k. Water Efficiency intervention NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/7.EmissionsMethodology/United Utilities Group PLC CEMARS GHG inventory interim verification status 2012.pdf NA
7. Further Information NA All Global Warming Potentials and GHG Emissions Factors have been based on 'Guidelines to Defra's Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors for Company Reporting' (September 2009) where applicable. Industry specific emissions factors are those in The 'UK Water In NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 118865 Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 377562
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
2013 Performance Band E C A NA
2013 Score 0 80 100 NA
0. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/19856/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/Introduction/United_Utilities_Playing_Our_Part.pdf NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA All documents related to the Draft Water Resources Management Plan can be found at the following link http://corporate.unitedutilities.com/Water-Resources-Management-Plan.aspx. Further information related to the Draft Strategic Direction Statement 'Playin NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services to around seven million people in the North West of England. We began calculating our greenhouse gas emissions in 2000 and in 2006 set a baseline in which we had absolute confidence. We cre NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 1 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 100 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 1 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 5 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Corporate Governance 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 20 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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Rank 400 234 1 REPORTWATCH RATING
Report Rating D B A REPORTWATCH RATING
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Weighted score 1.2 2.5 5.9

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