ESG Reporting

Cover of 2021 ESG ReportDC Water is the first municipal water utility to issue an ESG Report. ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance.

Click here to read the full report for 2021.

For decades, DC Water has been implementing ESG matters in everything we do, from vast consideration of factors in the natural world and activities that impact stakeholders, to our commitment in operating under a resilient and fair governance framework. We have naturally organized our operations to carry out ESG objectives. Operating one of the country’s largest water and wastewater utilities responsibly and efficiently relies on the awareness and prioritization of matters intrinsically inherent in ESG matters.

Our ESG ambitions are aligned with the imperatives developed under our new enterprise-wide strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0. It frames our transformational ambition to accelerate the initiatives we began addressing within our previous strategic plan, The Blueprint, to address critical, long-term drivers of change that are also needed to establish an effective ESG framework. Through the report's development, we identified the importance of learning from the past to be resilient to future challenges while at the same time keeping our people and communities safe and well. We must continue to provide reliable services while leading sustainable stewardship of the watershed in which we operate. Most importantly, we must ensure we operate in a sustainable and equitable manner to enable our key stakeholders to prosper.