Diversity and inclusion

This year we were recognised by Inclusive Companies and were ranked #11 on the inclusive top 50 UK employers list!

In recognition of our continued dedication to workplace diversity, United Utilities has been ranked #1 in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2022/23 – a definitive list of UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment.

We value diversity, providing equality of opportunity and recruiting & promoting on merit.

Our aim is to create a workforce that’s representative of our region and customer base. It’s really important to us that we’re able to create an inclusive and supportive working environment where all our employees feel valued and free to contribute to their full potential.

We want to attract the best talent and recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in achieving that aim.

Inclusion is valuing difference

In our company it describes a working environment where different ways of looking at the world are valued and people are free to contribute and fulfil their full potential.

Our networks include:


Identity LGBT+

Armed Forces

Christian Group

GENEq (gender equality)





Within our fully inclusive workplace we aim to create an environment where people are treated fairly, based on their capability and contribution.

Wherever possible we provide training and development opportunities for disabled people so they can make the best use of their skills. 

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Our commitment to equal opportunities

Manchester Pride 2019