Fight the climate crisis - OVO Group

Target

Advocate for greater action to address the climate crisis

This target requires us to use our voice to call for greater action from the energy sector and beyond to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The scale of the challenge demands that we work collaboratively and through partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, including our competitors. We will challenge the UK government, regulators, businesses, and other stakeholders to do more to address the climate crisis.

Our Approach

When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, we need to use our voice. This means advocating for ever-greater action on climate. This aim is all about pushing for progress outside of OVO, by calling on the people who can make a difference: government, regulators, and businesses within the energy sector and beyond. 

OUR PROGRESS

 

In 2020 we carried out a total of 88 actions of advocacy to call for change. We focused on building relationships, collaborating, and sharing thinking in 3 key areas we believe are essential for the UK to reach net zero: transitioning to low carbon electric heating, building a flexible energy system, and restoring nature through tree-planting.

88

 advocacy actions calling for change

COMPANY OF THE DECADE

 

We are proud to have been named ‘Company of the Decade’ at the 2020 Business Green Leaders Awards, which celebrate innovative businesses driving the green economy. We were also ‘Highly Commended’ in three other categories: Leader of the Year (Stephen Fitzpatrick), Sustainability Executive of the Year (Kate Weinberg), and Net Zero Decarbonisation Strategy of the Year (Plan Zero).

Next Steps

We’ll continue using our voice to help make real change happen
Our efforts will focus on speeding up the energy transition, and making sure it happens in a way that’s fair for everyone
We’ll keep on making the case for tree-planting and nature restoration done in the right way

Sustainable development goals

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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