WIRRAL online fashion giant Oh Polly has taken what it calls "bold steps to deliver on its sustainability promise" by installing a renewable energy system.

The firm is investing £700,000 in a new system that will provide heat and electricity to the 180,000 sq meter facility, situated at Riverside Business Park in Bromborough.

Partnering with renewable energy specialists Engenera, the new Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP) will provide enough renewable energy for the site to become carbon zero by November.

The system (pictured, below) uses anaerobic digestion to power a generator which in turn will produce electricity and warehouse heating for the site.

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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.

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."

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Oh Polly, founded by Claire Henderson and Mike Branney in 2014 after they met whilst travelling in the far East now employs over 200 staff in the UK.

As well as their Bromborough HQ, the company also has offices in Glasgow, Los Angeles with dedicated suppliers in Dhaka and Guangzhou.

Founded initially to help fund the couple’s charity work in Cambodia, the company has stayed true to its ethical roots with over 50% of their clothing range made by dedicated supply partners and a team of buyers who deal direct with manufacturers from across the globe to help eradicate exploitation.

To date, the company’s charity, The Brannerson Foundation, has raised more than £1million to help support children in some of the poorest regions in the world. Oh Polly have also achieved the feat of becoming a zero to landfill site this year.