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How Utility Warehouse Gives Back

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Utility Warehouse (UW) stands out. The UK’s only genuine multiservice provider, Utility Warehouse provides energy, broadband, home and mobile phone, and insurance options, with all services you sign up for rolled up into one monthly bill to cut down on the hassle of coordinating multiple home services companies. The company also prioritizes savings for its customers, with bundling options, competitive pricing, and a cashback card.

Utility Warehouse has received substantial recognition for its commitment to customers, most recently receiving the Utilities Brand of the Year award from Which? in 2020. The company has also received recognition from Uswitch, Defaqto, Moneywise, Moneyfacts, and the European Business Awards.

Utility Warehouse does not just go above and beyond for its customers, but for its causes as well. Another aspect of the business that makes Utility Warehouse stand out is its commitment to giving back. The company has made the environment a primary focus, and provides 100% renewable electricity to customers who sign on for all of the company’s services. What’s more, customers who sign up for UW’s energy services can receive a free smart meter, which tells you your energy usage in real time. Not only does this mean your bill is always accurate and never estimated, but customers with smart meters tend to use less energy, saving 24,690 tonnes of CO2 per year.

In addition to these initiatives, The UW Foundation, a nonprofit launched by UW in 2020, has partnered with two environmental organisations to help make more of a difference. The foundation supports Ocean Generation (formerly Plastic Oceans UK), an organisation that aims to increase awareness of the impact of plastic in rivers, seas and oceans. The UW Foundation matches money raised by UW Partners and employees to support community-based education programmes to increase awareness on the issue of plastic waste in water.

The UW Foundation has also partnered with Forest Carbon, an organisation that helps plant trees to improve air quality and combat climate change. The organisation has already supported the planting of 100,000 trees, which will absorb 20,000 tonnes of CO2. For each new customer who signs up for all of UW’s home services, the company will plant a tree in their name.

Beyond environmental initiatives, UW and The UW Foundation also work to support disadvantaged communities in London, Bolton and Bournemouth. For every £1 raised by UW Partners and colleagues, The UW Foundation will match it, doubling the overall contribution.

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