About our plan - OVO Group

OVO’s mission is to power human progress with clean affordable energy for everyone.

We are at a pivotal moment in history, where our response to the climate crisis in the next few years is going to define the future. We all have a shared responsibility to take action. It is time for us to do even more for our customers and for the planet.  

That is why OVO will mobilise its operations, employees and customers to play their part in reducing carbon emissions.  

Plan Zero is our response to the climate crisis, based on a thorough assessment not only of our own carbon footprint but also the broader impacts of all our products and services. It explains how we will start to transform our business to help drive progress toward zero carbon living, as we look ahead to 2030.

Our two pillars, POWER and PEOPLE, outline our ambitions to champion a clean energy system and help people lead more sustainable lives. Within these pillars, we have six strategic aims, each with a target, time-bound to 2030, to guide our work and drive impact across our business and beyond.  We also have supporting aims that show our commitment to be a responsible business.   

Power

Champion the net zero carbon transition

A 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report outlined the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in order for the planet to stay within a 1.5°C increase in global heating. Earlier this year, the UK Government agreed to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050.

This requires energy to be almost completely de-carbonised. It is time for us all to act to address the climate breakdown. This is why we have committed to have net zero carbon operations by 2030, to lead the transition to a zero carbon energy system and to call for greater action on the climate crisis.

People

Inspire people to lead more sustainable lives

We are all concerned about the climate crisis but it is currently hard for people to know how to take impactful actions to address the challenge. At OVO we want to work towards zero carbon living by giving people a tangible understanding of their carbon footprint and clear ways to reduce it, using our technology to drive progress.       

Our people and our customers are at the centre of everything we do: we want them to feel inspired by our purpose and our ambitions, we want them to share in our values and we want them to trust us to support them in progressing to zero carbon living.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Plan Zero sets out a new direction of travel for OVO and is the first step on our journey to formalise our work on sustainability.   

In order to develop this Plan, we carried out a thorough assessment to identify and prioritise topics that are material to OVO and its community. This involved tracking trends, engaging with internal and external stakeholders and mapping our strategy against external global standards such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  OVO has grown quickly over the past 10 years and this was our first comprehensive materiality assessment, which we will refresh annually.  

We have put in place an internal and external governance structure to ensure that we make good progress on our targets, that we are accountable and transparent, and that we continue to address the most material social and environmental issues for our business.  We plan to report annually on our progress against the Plan Zero targets and other relevant KPIs to ensure that we are being open, transparent and held accountable for our work. 

We welcome all feedback. Please email:
sustainability@ovoenergy.com
with any comments.

Plan Zero

The climate crisis is the single most important issue of our time. We are at a turning point in history: we all have a shared responsibility to take action. Plan Zero is our initial endeavour to set out what OVO’s actions must be.
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