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Market Sector

Online grocery retailer

Scope & Scale

Turnover £1.3bn (580,000 customers)




Ocado is the world’s largest, dedicated, online grocery retailer, focussed on providing customers with the best shopping experience in terms of service, range and price. Ocado worked with Envantage to set up Climate Change Agreements (CCA) for its Customer Fulfilment Centres in Hatfield & Dordon.

Climate Change Agreements

A CCA is a voluntary agreement that stipulates targets for eligible industry sectors to increase energy efficiency or reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They allow eligible, energy-intensive businesses to receive discounts of up to 90% on electricity and 65% on gas off their Climate Change Levy (CCL) in return for meeting energy efficiency or carbon-saving targets. CCL is a tax on energy delivered to non-domestic users in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to provide financial incentives to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Solution & Outcome

Known for its forensic attention to detail, Envantage ensured the correct energy consumption was reported for the scheme and that the maximum CCL discount was accurately calculated and claimed, achieving savings of £787,145 during the period between January 2013 and June 2017.

With its CCAs now in place, thanks to Envantage, Ocado is no longer required to report its energy consumption under the Carbon Reduction Commitment, avoiding CRC fees of £1,256,425.


    savings achieved between January 2013 and June 2017
    saved in CRC fees, thanks to the successful establishment of the Climate Change Agreement

“Great service, very efficient, friendly and professional. Keep up the good work.”

Jim Magill
Procurement Manager - Engineering, Ocado

The team for this project

Colin Hindmarsh


Philip Alletson


Jessica Harris

Senior Carbon & Energy Consultant

Russell Monkman

Senior Carbon & Energy Consultant

Dr Dave Allen

Senior Carbon & Energy Consultant

Thomas Crean

Senior Carbon & Energy Consultant

Michael Holness

Senior Carbon & Energy Consultant

Liam Maddison

Carbon & Energy Consultant

Tom Cunningham

Carbon & Energy Administrator

Matthew Petinaud

Carbon & Energy Consultant

Katie Robertson

Systems & Quality Manager

James Stevens

Carbon & Energy Consultant

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