Lead by example
In June 2019, the UK Government committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. While the UK’s target is ambitious, the action to date to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging far behind what is required. We believe that there is a clear role for businesses to step up, inject a sense of urgency and lead the UK’s journey to net zero.
When it comes to the climate crisis, it’s essential that companies support policies and even advocate and champion more aggressive measures to lead us to net zero emissions. We want to lead by example. We’re demanding more from ourselves, from government and will more actively engage and work with our customers. We will be advocating for changes that support achieving the net zero target without putting the burden on those least able to pay, such as the personal campaign, ZeroC, launched by OVO CEO, Stephen Fitzpatrick, to introduce a General Carbon Charge.
Climate change affects us all – regardless of where we live, what we do for a living or what we believe. Working to solve this crisis can bring us together like never before. We know that we don’t have all the answers and that we can only achieve so much on our own, especially given the interconnected and complex challenges of decarbonisation. We are actively seeking partnerships and collaborations because together we can have a greater impact.