It’s OVO’s ambition to transform the way people use energy. Bringing everyone the renewables and carbon-cutting tech they need to go greener.
We’re working to become a net zero carbon business by 2030. And we’re helping our members halve their carbon footprints at the same time This isn’t a job, it’s the work of a lifetime. And we need the sharpest minds to help.
Our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity at OVO
Chief People Officer
Happy. Respected. Supported. These are the things we want everyone to feel. Because at OVO you can be your whole self. No matter how you think, what you believe, who you love, how your body works, or what gender you identify as.
As well as my position as Chief People officer, I am proud to be the Executive Co-Sponsor for Belonging, alongside our Chief Executive Officer, Raman Bhatia.
I’m committed to building Belonging at OVO, not just because it's the obvious right thing to do but also because a more diverse and inclusive workforce is a happier, more engaged and more productive one.
The fact is, we’re a kinder, stronger team when we work together. And we can’t change the world unless we bring everyone along for the ride! That’s why we work tirelessly to promote Inclusion and Diversity, in all sorts of ways. From tacking systemic issues, to challenging unconscious bias – we’re serious about giving everyone at OVO the same opportunity to thrive.
Get this right and we’ll have built something truly great: a place where everyone belongs.
At OVO we have a vision to make zero carbon living possible - it’s called Plan Zero and it’s a movement of thousands of brilliant people. We can only achieve that if our culture is inclusive and our teams are diverse and everyone is valued for who they are.
Our 2030 goal is to build the leading place to work in the UK. For this to happen we know that an environment where we all feel welcome and respected means we can do our best work, ideas can be shared and challenged without fear. It also means we can do better by our members as we reflect them and understand their needs.
We share our annual Belonging Report and set out clear goals to help us build a culture where everyone belongs at OVO. We now have 8 Belonging networks - powered by our people - which are key to ensuring that all voices are heard and represented at OVO.
A WORD FROM OUR CEO
Hi my name is Angela and I work within The Charity Support Team here at OVO dealing with our most vulnerable customers.
I live with drug resistant Epilepsy and unable to travel to work (for safety) so I work at home alongside my husband.
The impacts of day to day life are -
● lack of concentration
● poor memory
● emotional issues
● additional health complications from brain surgery
OVO have been very supportive and accommodating with my additional needs within the workplace and they listen and go that extra mile to make sure I work with added support!
This support will be ongoing as I live with a life long condition that can be very challenging at times.
I'm Jag Jethwa, I am the Network Lead for OVO Believe. I am an African Indian and a practising Hindu. I feel it is important for me to be my whole self all of the time. This involves following my religious beliefs of meditation and fasting during religious periods. Over my career I have made an effort to inform people around me of my beliefs. It is important for everyone around you to know and respect you for your belief.
OVO Believe was set up to promote and educate the community on Beliefs, I feel fully supported by OVO to bring my faith into the workplace and to speak about Hinduism as well as learn from all beliefs. We have a monthly learning session on Beliefs, religious and non-religious. Without OVO’s help and support this would not be possible.