Our Sustainability Mission
Here at Ogiers we want to supply you with the best quality brands and this includes ensuring the clothing we stock is made ethically and sustainably. We work hard to encourage our suppliers to have robust ethical and sustainability statements and we have even made changes ourselves. Find out more about our sustainability journey below!
What are we doing?
We continue to encourage and campaign our brands to adopt more sustainable production and packaging techniques in order to meet our goal of being zero waste.
Ogiers runs on Guernsey sunshine
As a local business, sustainability is really important to us. This is why we brought solar power to our shops in the heart of St.Martins.
In 2021 we faced the problem of needing to replace the roofing on the Maison
Bellieuse building as its stability was failing. We took this opportunity to future-proof the building by installing solar panels of the latest design which can become the roofing system replacing the need for concrete roof tiles.
In collaboration with Robin Herbet (part owner of Maison Bellieuse), we embarked on a multi-stage project led by John Ogier (Director, Ogiers Ltd.). The end result? A PV system projected to generate 29,115kWh/year based on local sunshine levels.
The total system consists of 66 photovoltaic “solar” panels covering almost the entire South- Western aspect of the roof. The panels are inset as part of the roof enabling them to blend in. With a majority of the energy being generated in the summer, Ogiers will sell back surplus energy to the grid in the summer months. We are still connected to the grid incase of a deficit in the winter.
This investment reflects our commitment to being a green business and protecting our beautiful island. In addition, our solar panels will help us save money in the future, so we can continue to make our customers happy. The projected savings in electricity costs should pay for the whole installation within 7 years and thereafter be generating electricity at zero cost.
We hope to see more Guernsey businesses embracing sustainable energy production in the face of rising energy costs.
Thank you to the planners, Sarnian roofing, Little Green Energy and the St Martins Grande Rue Pharmacy for making this project possible.
We made the switch to paper
In 2019 we made the switch to paper bags in all of our shops. When you purchase something in our shops you get a free, high quality paper bag.
We also work hard to recycle all packing materials and never use plastic unless it is necessary.
Ogiers is a proud sponsor of the Island Wildflower and Wildlife Garden Competition which aims to encourage garden owners to cultivate diverse habitats and increase biodiversity in their own gardens.
The competition hopes to see threatened species numbers increase and to develop a record of wildlife found within local gardens.
Ogiers is passionate about such a project and we want to see the whole island benefit from wildlife havens in order to celebrate that wild can be beautiful.
We want to ensure that the brands we offer you in store have robust sustainability statements. We have done extensive research on all of our main brands and have created summaries which are displayed below. Click on each poster to find out more.