Our accreditations

We're an Investors in People organisation

Proving our commitment to our staff, South East Water has been certified an Investors in People (IIP) organistion.




We're proud to be a Living Wage Employer

South East Water has been announced as the first water company to receive accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation for paying its employees the Living Wage.


The Living Wage commitment will see everyone, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Paul Butler, Managing Director at South East Water, said: “Ensuring everyone who works for South East Water is paid fairly for what they do is something we care passionately about, whether that be our own employees or a third-party contractor."