The theme this month is all about sustainability and our plans to help ourselves and customers to reduce their carbon usage.
We’re already ahead here on the forum, check my most recent post here.
OK, so what are our plans?
We’ll be sharing more later in the year, but as a start we need to align with our customers and have the shared objective: carbon reduction. As a nation we seem to be standing up and taking notice, Eva’s most recent post shows that climate change is becoming a front runner in being a priority for concern.
Our figurehead and founder here at OVO, Stephen Fitzpatrick is fighting for us to reach net zero as a nation independently from his stance in OVO.
You can catch his presentation here this gives you an idea of how ingrained this target is and how important it is to our company ethos.
What are we going to do?
We already offer 33% green electricity as standard, but a big part of our customer’s carbon emissions is their gas usage.
We need to look at how we can help our customers heat their homes with electricity. Our smart storage heater comes in here.
For those still on gas heating, helping with boiler efficiency is where we can help.
We’re going to try and do more to help educate customers on how to use energy better. Pushing low carbon transport is also a must, so EV and V2G is going to be a focus.
What do we do?
Some of our lovely super users popped down not too long ago for a VIP day , the last meeting we had on that day there were some questions raised regarding what we as a business do to be sustainable.
I think it was
We have swapped to 100% renewable energy used in our offices.
At the moment 20% of our engineers fleets are EV’s by the end of next year we’d like this to reach 70%.
We made changes internally, our team were issued keep cups, we no longer use plastic cutlery or straws and we no longer serve any drinks in anything disposable.
Has anyone got any ideas of what we can do to help educate, I know
Has anyone heard of what other energy suppliers or perhaps local authorities are doing to get to net zero, I’m looking at you here
Let us know what you think!