STAFF from GREEN, a new energy supplier based in the North East, have put their eco-friendly credentials to the test with a big beach clean-up.

The team joined forces for the annual Great British Beach Clean recently to show that the business is about more than just offering a good service to its new eco-conscious customers.

Steven Redmayne, Operations Director of Green, said: “One of the most important steps a company can take to become more sustainable can be achieved through how it works in the local community. Green took part in the annual beach clean because we wanted to go one step further, make our actions stand out and really walk the talk to show how much we care about the environment.”

The team removed litter from a stretch of beach close to St Mary’s Lighthouse in North Tyneside. Last year, more than 319 tonnes of litter were collected across the country at Great British Beach Cleans. The big beach clean-up is held annually when sustainability is firmly on the national agenda and people are looking to make environmental changes.

Phoebe Clough, a customer service advisor at Green, took part in the annual event. She said: “This is my small part in helping tackle ocean pollution because it’s a subject close to my heart. That’s why I work at Green, because I believe in the company’s values. It’s really important to do the things you believe in.”

The move follows the launch of Green’s intelligent tariffs, ground-breaking apps and low-cost green energy to consumers across the UK. The new tool helps customers to save money and the planet through intelligent technology and thousands of customers have already made the switch within the first month of operations.

The new app, thought to be the first of its kind to help people buy and manage their energy usage at the touch of a button, has led to the creation of more than 15  new jobs at the Core in Newcastle with the company planning rapid expansion as even more consumers opt to switch to its platform.

Green’s technology is developed in house and gives customers the option of being able to access real-time forecasting and insights and switch tariffs with ease. Customers can also make payments quickly and easily within the app, using Apple and Google pay.The tool features include live chat, forecasting, payment insights, Face ID, touch ID and VoiceOver.

As the name suggests, Green only supplies 100% renewable electricity to its customers, with energy being produced from sustainable sources including wind, solar and hydro. The business believes this will appeal to its market as consumers are becoming increasingly savvier when it comes to purchasing their energy, moving away from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources. 

The creation of the new app has also helped the company reduce its overall running costs enabling it to pass on the savings to customers via competitive tariffs.

To find out more and download the app visit www.green.energy/