Regional Water Authority Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsiveness Report

Regional Water Authority Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsiveness Report

Jan 15, 2021

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) today issued its first Corporate Social Responsiveness (CSR) Report, highlighting the company’s Fiscal Year 2020 sustainable business practices, environmental performance, employee safety, customer experience and community engagement.

The report is the first from the environmental services company, which had previously included social, economic and sustainability information as part of its annual reports.

“The RWA has long believed that as a purpose-driven, nonprofit corporation, our business strategy, day-to-day operations and service to our customers and communities inherently include the immense responsibility to protect the very resource we provide – water – and to preserve the environment we all share,” said RWA President & CEO Larry Bingaman. “To us, social responsiveness adds value for our customers and creates benefits for the environment and the region.”

The RWA’s corporate social responsiveness extends to all aspects of its business, from reducing energy consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions to a belief in supplier diversity and providing an inclusive and safe workplace for the company’s more than 270 employees.

The release of the RWA’s first digital CSR Report reflects the company’s enhanced commitment to sustainable, conscious and responsive business practices and sustainability goals.

The Fiscal Year 2020 report’s theme, “The Power of Purpose,” reflects the RWA’s commitment to corporate social responsiveness and how its business decisions, actions and performance are rooted in its higher purpose to make life better for people. Key highlights of the RWA’s sustainable and socially responsive actions from Fiscal Year 2020 include:

  • Since December 2019, 100% of the RWA’s electricity has come from renewable sources.
  • Employees volunteered 500 hours of their time for various causes and donated more than $36,000 to the United Way of Greater New Haven.
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 39 tons.

The RWA’s full CSR report and more information about the RWA’s initiatives are available online at rwater.com.