Southern Water


At Southern Water, they’re building an inclusive culture. Southern Water are proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Everyone deserves to bring their authentic self to work so diversity and inclusion are embedded in their values and in their vision. They are creating a workplace where all people feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Southern Water want to attract and retain talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and proactively promote inclusion across their policies and practice.

Southern Water’s commitment to an inclusive workplace will help them successfully provide water for life to create a resilient water future for all of their customers.


Lawrence Gosden

Lawrence Gosden

“Equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) – four word, four values that are incredibly important to me. Why? Because they’re a driving force which underpins everything we do at Southern Water. I’ve always championed diversity of thought in particular because I believe it is fundamental to achieving business success.

We may have a lot to do still but I’m proud of our journey so far and the work we’ve put it place so everyone feels they belong and can be their true selves here, at Southern Water. We’re guided by our three company values – Always Improving, Doing the Right Thing, Succeeding Together – which reinforce our commitment and ensure we stay on the right path to achieve this ambition.”


“Making the Top 50 Inclusive Companies is testament to the important continuing work happening at Southern Water. We are on a journey dedicated to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce and achieving equality, diversity and inclusion across the entire business.

We recognise that there is still more work to be done and have a clear plan in place towards becoming a truly inclusive organisation.

The water and wastewater sector provides vitally important services, and in the current climate our workforce is now valued more than ever as the crucial key workers they are! We want our teams to reflect the communities we serve and create a culture where our people respect and celebrate all our individual differences.”