Essential Utilities, Inc.

Essential Utilities, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Essential Utilities is one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater, and natural gas providers in the U.S., serving approximately 5 million people across 10 states. The company provides drinking and wastewater treatment services and infrastructure.

Ticker: WTRG

Humankind Value: $29.5 B

Revenue: $1.2 B

Market Cap: $11.3 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Sanitizing and delivering water to people is a vital industry for human life. The market value of companies in this field are not as large as our analysis suggests they should be. Globally, the annual benefit of clean water can be measured in millions of avoided deaths. Essential Utilities, Inc. has earned a spot in our top 100. Considerable positive value is associated with Water ($21.7 B), Sanitation ($7.1 B), and Crop Production ($662.9 M). Out of every company we have analyzed, Essential Utilities, Inc. is in the top ten for Sanitation. The value associated with Water and Crop Production contains our estimation of 463,040.5 equivalent years of life not lost to death or reduction in quality of life. Downsides for this company are associated with Greenhouse Gases (-$177.4 M) and Calorie Conversion (-$133.7 M). Water, Sanitation, and Greenhouse Gases are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production and Calorie Conversion are largely consequences of the actions of supply chain partners.

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