OVO JOINS OVER 600 RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY

11 July 2022

Monday 11th July 2022: OVO has today become the latest member of Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, and joins over 600 businesses who are committed to achieving business objectives by focusing on societal needs. BITC has members across the UK who are working with communities to create thriving places for people to live and work. 

 

As the energy crisis continues across the UK, it’s important for businesses to work together to support households. OVO has support in place for its customers to help offer support or guidance. 

 

BITC brings businesses together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing communities across the UK, from protecting the planet to leading on gender and racial equality. 

 

The role of businesses in creating a fair and healthy society has been at the core of BITC’s agenda since it was founded by HRH Prince of Wales in 1982. For 40 years, BITC has been leading businesses to put responsibility into the heart of decision making, so that business decisions have a positive impact on the planet, communities, and people. 

 

Charlotte Eaton, Chief People Officer, OVO said:

“We’re incredibly proud to join Business in the Community and together with others across different industries, learn, share and take action to tackle the challenges impacting families and communities across the UK. As we enter another difficult period for households as the cost of living crisis continues to bite, we hope that working as a bigger network we can continue to solve challenges facing us both now and in the future.”

 

Amanda Mackenzie OBE, CEO of Business in the Community, said:

“Businesses can achieve more when they unite together and that’s why we’re delighted to welcome OVO as the latest member of BITC. Our members recognise the huge benefits that come from working together to create thriving communities across the country and with our committed network of business leaders, we make that happen. Over the past 40 years, businesses have tackled some of the biggest social and environmental issues in the UK, but there is still more work to be done. BITC members like OVO will help lead the way for businesses to not just address the challenges ahead, but to collectively use their expertise and leadership to bring about long-lasting change.”

 

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Notes to Editors

 

For more information please contact:

OVO:

[email protected] 

 

Business in the Community:

Aoife Butler Nolan, Head of Media and Public Affairs, Business in the Community | Email: [email protected]

 

About OVO Energy 

OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers.  The company has spent the last decade investing in the market leading technology, customer service operations and digital products to help members cut their carbon emissions. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members reduce their household emissions at the same time. 

 

About Business in the Community

Business in the Community (BITC) and our network of business members are leading a movement to create a fair and sustainable world in which to live in work. Formed in 1982, and with HRH The Prince of Wales as our Royal Founding Patron, we are the largest and longest-established membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. We work and campaign with more than 600 members to continually grow their responsible business practices, uniting our efforts for greater social and environmental impact in our communities.