// Oh Polly invests £0.7 million in a new hybrid renewable energy system to provide heat & electricity to its Wirral facility
// The move is part of the retailer’s strategy to deliver a safe & sustainable workplace
Oh Polly is investing in renewable energy system to become carbon zero by November.
The online fashion retailer is setting a precedence for the industry by investing £0.7 million in a new hybrid renewable energy system which will provide heat and electricity to the 180,000 sq meter facility which is situated in Bromborough’s Riverside Business Park in Wirral.
Oh Polly was founded by Claire Henderson and Mike Branney in 2014 and now employs over 200 staff in the UK.
Along with their Bromborough HQ the company also has offices in Glasgow, Los Angeles with dedicated suppliers in Dhaka and Guangzhou.
Oh Polly already achieved the feat of becoming a zero to landfill site earlier this year and now the retailer is partnering with leading renewable energy specialists Engenera to provide enough renewable energy for the site to become carbon zero by November.
The CHP system uses anaerobic digestion to power a generator which in turn will produce electricity and warehouse heating for the site.
Working alongside an additional roof mounted solar system will provide energy without the need for fuel over the summer months when there is less need to heat the warehouse facility.
The move, which will position the business as one of the industry’s leading ‘green’ fashion brands, comes as part of a companywide strategy to deliver a safe, sustainable workplace whilst still remaining at the leading edge of high quality, online fashion.
Oh Polly’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager Dyfan Lloyd said: ‘We are aware that this is a major move for the industry and a huge undertaking for us here at Oh Polly. As leaders in our field, creating a safe and sustainable environment for our staff is central to our challenging sustainability strategy. It’s a huge project but we are extremely excited to be taking this next step on our sustainability journey.’