O2 has struck a deal with SSE Business Energy whereby its suppliers will get a discount on renewable power – and pay the same rate as the telco.
The move represents shrewd business, given O2 has committed to decarbonising its operations by 2025 – and to make its suppliers cut emissions by 30 per cent.
O2 said all of its suppliers – from SMEs to large firms – can take the deal.
“This latest project with SSE Business Energy is the perfect example of working together for good: using O2’s purchasing power to give Britain’s suppliers and partners the option to access preferential renewable electricity rates, while reducing their own carbon footprint,” sad Tracey Herald, head of partnerships & social impact at O2.
Rachel McEwen, chief sustainability officer at SSE said the firm is “delighted” with the arrangement.
“From our perspective, O2 is one of the best examples of a customer demanding not only climate action but also improved sustainability credentials across their supply chain, and the promotion of SSE Green at a reduced rate will further strengthen the positive influence they can have on their suppliers,” she said.