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Three times the charm for Severn Trent

Severn Trent environmental services group, has been named as the leading utility in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year. This is the first time any utility has won this category three times in a row. The index consists of over 300 of the largest companies from 22 countries that lead their industry in terms of corporate sustainability. The index is based on the assessment of the quality of a company's management and performance in integrating economic, environmental and social considerations into business strategies whilst enhancing competitiveness and brand reputation. The assessment, which also covers corporate governance and stakeholder engagement, is externally verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Commenting on the index, John Prestbo, Editor of Dow Jones Indexes, highlighted that "Severn Trent has been a component of the index for
five years in a row and has consistently displayed superior strategy, management tools and improvement programmes in all three dimensions
of corporate sustainability."

Severn Trent Plc Group Chief Executive, Robert Walker, commented on the group's success "We are delighted that our achievements have
once again been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and believe it is evidence of the determination we have to maintain
and reinforce our environmental leadership credentials in underpinning our business values. The challenge is not just about contributing to
sustainable development within our own operations, but working with our customers to help modern society operate in a more sustainable
way."