About our plan - OVO Group

OVO’s vision 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 will define the future. We all have a shared responsibility to take action. It is time for us to do even more for our members and for the planet.  

That is why OVO will mobilise its operations, employees, and members 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 towards 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 2030 target, 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

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must reach net zero by 2050 to keep the planet within a 1.5°C increase in global warming. Today energy usage is responsible for around three-quarters of global carbon emissions. To reach net zero by 2050, the generation of electricity must be fossil fuel-free by 2035. So it’s time for urgent action. 

The UK’s journey to net zero requires a complete transformation of the energy system, and we’re playing our part. For us, this means reducing our carbon emissions and removing carbon from the atmosphere. We’ve set tough targets to help us achieve both of these objectives.  

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 members are at the centre of everything we do. We’re committed to providing them with the inspiration, information, and tools they need to take their homes and cars on the journey to zero carbon.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Plan Zero is our strategy to drive progress to zero carbon living 

It was based on a thorough assessment to identify and prioritise topics that are material to OVO and our 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).  

We have put in place a governance structure that will help make us more open, accountable, and transparent as we progress against our targets.

We report annually on our progress against our Plan Zero targets and other relevant key performance indicators (KPIs). Check out our latest progress report for further information. 

We’re doing what we think is best for the planet and people. Staying connected with our members and communities is a big part of that. So we always welcome feedback for how we could be even better at sustainability@ovoenergy.com.

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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