Modern Slavery Act Statement approved by the Good Energy Group PLC Board on 23 March 2023

Good Energy exists to enable people to be part of a practical solution to climate change by choosing green energy.  We supply 100% renewable electricity, carbon neutral green gas and provide services that support households and businesses to be greener.

Our approach to sourcing 100% renewable electricity, along with commitments such as being an accredited Living Wage employer, have led us to be named “best green electricity supplier” and one of the UK’s most ethical companies of the last 25 years by Ethical Consumer Magazine.

As a purpose-led business, we aspire to be as transparent as possible about our activities.  You can read more about our business, how we source energy, how we look after our people and how we treat our customers at: and in our 2022 Annual Report.

Modern Slavery Act Statement

This statement is made on behalf of Good Energy Group plc, Good Energy Limited, Good Energy Gas Limited and Good Energy Works Limited, in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022.  It illustrates how we apply our principles and values and represents our public commitment to challenge and confront the use of forced, compulsory, trafficked or child labour within our supply chains.

At Good Energy, our customers are part of a community of homes and businesses that either:

  • buy 100% renewable electricity and/or carbon neutral gas;
  • generate their own renewable power; or
  • invest in our renewable future as shareholders and/or bondholders.

Good Energy Group plc is listed on AIM and has three principal business areas:

  • Energy services: Services which help homes and businesses generate, store, use and share their own power.
  • Transport: Making it simple to own, drive, power and pay for an electric vehicle.
  • Renewable supply: Fairly priced 100% renewable electricity for committed green customers.

Our suppliers and partners

Our suppliers include large renewable electricity generators and our country-wide network of over 2000 independent renewable generators and biogas producers.  We also work with various electricity distribution network operators and independent gas transporters.

The majority of partners that we work with to deliver our services are either: suppliers of office-based technology including IT platforms, services and telephony systems; providers of services related specifically to the energy industry such as meter agents and energy traders; or strategic partners who share our aspirations and work with us in the mutual pursuit of a cleaner, greener future. 

The principles that guide us

At Good Energy, we consider the inherent risk of encountering modern slavery within our business, supply chains and strategic affiliations to be low.  Nonetheless, it’s an issue that we take very seriously.  We have adopted a zero-tolerance approach towards the use of forced, compulsory, trafficked or child labour within our organisation.

Good Energy operates according to its Code of Good Conduct and policy framework which describe the standards we expect to meet to ensure our business and supply chains are slavery free.  These provide that we:

  • have robust, fair and balanced recruitment and employment practices in place that help us create an inclusive, diverse workplace; and
  • actively assess risks related to modern slavery as part of the approval process for all new or renewed relationships with delivery partners, suppliers and strategic affiliates.

In 2021 we implemented a supplier sustainability monitoring platform to give us the ability to:

  • consider the alignment of suppliers with our purpose and values;
  • keep focusing on incrementally improving our processes and procedures for procuring goods and services, including carrying out appropriate due diligence on suppliers and supply chains to assess modern slavery risks and, wherever possible, eliminate them;
  • set clear expectations that our delivery partners, suppliers, regulator and strategic affiliates meet the same high standards we set for ourselves, including through express contractual terms (and audit rights) wherever feasible; and
  • periodically assess the risk of modern slavery arising within our business and established supply chains to identify areas that would benefit from further investigation.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we demonstrated that we can, and will, take steps to recognise the potential for increased vulnerability in our workplace by making changes to our office and working practices where necessary. These measures included following relevant local and national government policies, such as enabling social distancing and paying statutory sick pay. Whilst restrictions are no longer in force we have continued to work in the hybrid way, having regard to the health and safety of all employees. We expect our delivery partners, suppliers, regulator and strategic affiliates to meet the same high workplace standards that we hold ourselves to.

We annually review and where necessary update our Code of Good Conduct and policy framework and provide refresher training for those that require it or if there are specific updates.  We also have a variety of ways to assess whether our Code of Good Conduct and policy framework are being followed, including internal audit and compliance assurance reviews.

Any risks and exceptions are reported to the Audit & Risk Committee. To date we haven’t had to report on any risks or exceptions related to modern slavery, although we have previously ended relationships with suppliers where we discovered that they were not meeting the standards required by other aspects of our Code of Good Conduct.

Nigel Pocklington

Chief Executive Officer

23 March 2023