Warrington-based water giant United Utilities has been ranked third out of the North West’s top ten leading organisations.
Only Marks and Spencer and John Lewis are ranked higher.
The survey is undertaken by McCann, Manchester, every quarter.
United Utilities also continues to be rated ‘World Class’ in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and has retained the highest ranking, ‘Platinum Big Tick’, in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index.
It is now one of only seven FTSE 100 companies to hold both accolades – and the only water company to do so.