Making changes
for the better

“OE sees a future where access to power is no longer limited by location.

We believe in sharing this vision with everyone, to create a more agile world.”
– Tim Hobbs, Founder

Our roadmap to net-zero

Achieving net zero emissions for any manufacturing company is a challenge. Although we would like to source our materials and components locally, like most manufacturers we source materials and components from many places around the world.

In order to make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time we have decided to focus on areas where we have the most control while at the same time making an impact on the wider issue at a more reasonable pace to ensure the security of the business.

Latest ESG news

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CO2e datasheets

We have created CO2e datasheets for all our major products. Due to the infinitely configurable nature of our range, we have picked a 'typical' example (often the best- configuration) of each product to base our CO2e datasheets on.



1.33Kg Materials weight

4.54Kg CO2e Carbon footprint



0.43Kg Materials weight

1.51Kg CO2e Carbon footprint



0.18Kg Materials weight

0.63Kg CO2e Carbon footprint

Progress so far...

> 0 tons

of plastic has be recycled or repurposed by OE since 1985

0 %

of OE packaging is plastic free, using easy to recycle card and paper instead

Just 0 %

of our waste went to landfill in 2022, with progress to reduce this figure in 2023 underway

0 %

of plastic OE parts could be rebuilt into a new OE unit.

Beyond OE

Our ESG programme spans the entire OE Group, from Design to Manufacture, and customers to colleagues.

OE's carbon emissions 2022-2023

In order to take action to reduce emissions, we need to understand and measure where they’re sourced from in the first place. The three scopes are a way of categorising the different kinds of emissions a company creates in its own operations and in its wider ‘value chain’ (its suppliers and customers).


Scope 1

Emissions from sources that an organisation owns or controls directly – for example from burning fuel in our fleet of vehicles (if they’re not electrically-powered).


Scope 2

Emissions that a company causes indirectly and come from where the energy it purchases and uses is produced. For example, the emissions caused when generating the electricity that we use in our buildings would fall into this category.


Scope 3

Emissions that are not produced by the company itself and are not the result of activities from assets owned or controlled by them, but by those that it’s indirectly responsible for up and down its value chain. An example of this is when we buy, use and dispose of products from suppliers.