We’re the only energy company in the world to have EMAS accreditation. EMAS (Eco Management and Audit scheme) is the gold standard for environmental management.
It allows us to track all of our environmental impacts and target those for continuous reduction – and we report those impacts every year on our website.
One of the unique metrics we report is the carbon cost per customer of our entire operation – and we’re the only energy company in the world that does this. It means we know the carbon emissions of literally everything that goes into supplying our energy to our customers, from the planning, building and running of our energy mills to the complete operation of our offices.
Our business model is unique too – we harness our customers’ energy bills in order to build new sources of green energy in Britain. We call it turning ‘bills into mills’ – and it means if you choose Ecotricity, you’re choosing to use your energy bills to actively make a difference. We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we get to put all the money we make into our mission.
And we’re not only building new sources of green energy, we’re also working to halt the fracking industry in Britain, we’re expanding the Electric Highway, our groundbreaking network of electric car charge points, and we’re developing new technologies to make and supply green energy.
We introduced green gas to Britain in 2010, supplying it to homes for the very first time. It’s still a relatively new idea, and we’ve actually found a great new way of making it – using grass. We think it’s going to make a big difference, and we’ve already got permission to build our first grass-fed green gasmill.
We do all of this in pursuit of our mission to create a greener Britain – working across the three frontiers of energy, transport and food, which together make up 80% of our personal carbon footprints. These three areas are key to everything we do. By changing how we power our homes, how we get around, and what we eat, we can make huge steps towards a Green Britain.
Last updated: Feb 2018