We launched OVO in the UK in 2009 focussing on great service, affordable pricing and access to more renewable energy. We are now the largest independent retailer in the UK supplying energy from renewable sources to over 5 million households.
In late 2019, we launched in Australia with the same green approach.
If you choose to go 100% GreenPower, we will commit to purchasing 100% of your electricity usage from renewable energy generators. This is audited under the government's GreenPower scheme.
GreenPower is a government scheme which certifies electricity coming from accredited renewable energy generators like wind, solar, water and bioenergy.
We assess all of the emissions associated with running our business, and work hard to then find ways to reduce them. Whenever we are unable to do so, we use carbon offsets to remain carbon neutral and are accredited by the government scheme, Climate Active.
We use nationally recognised standards to estimate the amount of emissions created by each of these activities which are calculated in tonnes per CO2 equivalent.
We purchase carbon offset certificates from internationally recognised schemes that are accredited by the Clean Energy Regulator and include reforestation, renewable energy or energy efficiency schemes. We retire these certificates and report on this activity annually making these audited reports publicly available on our website.