Snacking giant Mondelēz International will make the switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity for its two Melbourne factories, which is expected to prevent almost 40,000 tonnes of carbon entering the atmosphere.
The company has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a number of businesses across Victoria to source renewables from the Yalok South wind farm, west of Melbourne.
Mondelēz director of integrated supply chain for Australia and New Zealand Shalaby Mohamed said the investment in renewables will reduce the carbon footprint from electricity used across the five Australia factories by 80 per cent.
"We're committed to making our products the right way and reducing the impact of our operations on the planet, and using 100 per cent renewable electricity for the two Melbourne factories that make so many of our popular Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall treats will play a significant part in reducing our carbon footprint,” said Mohamed.
“By investing in renewables, the total carbon footprint of our business across Australia and New Zealand will be halved.”
The PPA will begin in 2021 and has been facilitated by the City of Melbourne, with the agreement including RMIT University, CBUS Property, ISPT, Fulton Hogan, Citywide Asphalt, and Deakin University.
Mondelēz Australia ranked #23 in the Top 100 Food and Drink Companies Report 2019.