About Vivo Care Choices
Our long-term client, Vivo Care Choices are a Cheshire West and Chester Council company who provide a range of flexible and responsive support for adults with learning disabilities and autism and older people, including those with dementia.
Delivering services across West Cheshire, Vivo supports more than 650 people in community settings, buildings and homes and employs nearly 600 people across the region.
Carbon Neutral Action Plan
Cheshire West and Chester Council plans to reduce its own emissions and become carbon neutral by 2025. The council will also encourage all businesses, residents and organisations to reduce emissions.
In line with the Councils Carbon Neutral Plan Vivo Care Choices set out for the organisation to become carbon neutral by 2025. By virtue of the strong relationship our team has built with Vivo, we opened up discussions on how we could help them reach their Carbon Neutral target by switching the electricity supply across their property portfolio to renewable energy. Our team went on to find a solution that ensured 100% of the electricity provided to Vivo from 2021 would be powered by green or renewable energy, but also would elicit fantastic savings against their existing supply contracts.
By switching Vivo to green energy supply contracts we have not only been able to save them money on their energy budget, but we have also helped them to reach one of their 12 key actions of their Carbon Neutral Plan. Other measures include measuring its carbon footprint, using light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and solar panels, and contributing a percentage of Community Fund grants to environmental projects.
Alistair Jeffs, Managing Director of Vivo, said: “This new renewable energy contract is an important part of our commitment to making sure Vivo becomes carbon neutral by 2025.
“We want to do everything we can to support the Council’s Climate Emergency as it is important everyone plays their part.
“Not only has Owen and his team at Outsourced Utilities helped us put one of our 12 key actions in place, but it is going to save Vivo a significant amount of money in the long term.
“We will be putting many new things in place over the coming weeks and months as part of our Carbon Neutral Plan.”
Owen Davies, Managing Director and Founder of Outsourced Utilities, added: “I am delighted that Vivo have made a conscious decision to ‘Go Green’ with this new contract. I am hopeful that this will encourage other organisations in Cheshire West and Chester to consider switching to renewable source energy contracts in support of a more sustainable future”
In May 2019, the Council declared the borough is in a Climate Emergency and recently set a target of 2045 for it to become carbon neutral.
Councillor Matt Bryan, Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, said: “Like we are seeing in the response to coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important we all work together to tackle the Climate Emergency.
“It is fantastic to see one of our Council companies getting fully on board with our campaign and doing its bit to create a greener environment.
“Our campaign is all about asking people to look at what they’re doing and seeing whether there is a more sustainable alternative.
“Things like using 100 percent renewable energy can make a significant difference to our environment in the long term and create a more prosperous future for everyone.”
So, from the whole team at Outsourced Utilities, our question to you is ‘Are you ready to take a stand and #GoGreen?!’
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