Stockton-based water supplier Everflow has launched the UK's first free Business Water Efficiency certificate.

The scheme includes a wide range of benefits designed to help businesses reduce their water consumption and carbon emissions. Participating businesses will receive a report showing fully costed and personalised water efficiency recommendations, including calculations of how much water each business could save as well as the associated impact on water bills and carbon emissions. Successful applicants will receive an award depending on the extent of each business’s response to the scheme.

Josh Gill, CEO of Everflow says: “Our core company values mean we are always focused on helping our customers reduce their water usage. We’re thrilled to be able to launch a scheme to support businesses in better understanding how it affects their utility bills and emissions.

“The scheme comes at a time when many businesses and their consumers are facing financial pressures. There is also a lack of awareness among the business community around water inefficiencies, especially among the under-served SMEs of the non-household market who often lack the resources of big businesses to improve their carbon footprint and regulate their water usage effectively."