BUSINESSES are being encouraged to sign up to Yorkshire Water’s ‘Water Saving Promise’.

Yorkshire Water launched the Water Saving promise last year, and has seen manufacturers and businesses across the county pledge to do their bit. Business usage accounts for almost a third of all water demand in England – by signing up to the promise, businesses receive advice, posters and support on ways that they can reduce their water usage.

Bradford-based laundry detergent and chemical manufacturer, Christeyns UK, signed the pledge last year.

Christeyns operations director Justin Kerslake said: “At Christeyns, we're constantly striving to cut down on water usage in order to make this necessary part of our working function as eco-friendly as possible. Sustainability is one of our core values, and we always work to operate with minimal effect on the environment.”