Nestlé Malaysia fully transitioning to 100% RE by Jan 1, 2022
08 Dec 2021
Nestlé Malaysia will be fully transitioning to 100% renewable electricity (RE) across all its operations in Malaysia as of Jan 1, 2022.
In a statement Wednesday (Dec 8), the company said this will allow it to reduce emissions by 75,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year.
It said with this move, the company is leapfrogging and fulfilling its earlier commitment to have 100% of its electricity coming from RE sources by 2025.
Nestlé Malaysia said the move was made possible by the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) programme, launched by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) in partnership with TNBX Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, at end-November 2021.
Nestlé Malaysia was one of the nine companies that pledged the adoption of this programme and is among the first to have completed the approval process.
With this, all operational sites of the Company in Malaysia will utilise Renewable Electricity.
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad CEO Juan Aranols said the group continuously works to minimise environmental impact.
“By adopting the Green Tariff programme recently launched by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, we can now supply all our electricity needs from solar and hydroelectric power supplied by TNBX.”
“This change will allow access to Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificates (mRECs), contributing to our commitment to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.
“We are also contributing to Malaysia’s national vision to accelerate the development of Renewable Energy,” he said.
Meanwhile, TNBX managing director Ir. Nirinder Singh Johl said having a global company such as Nestlé Malaysia supporting the GET programme, which provides access to clean energy to incentivise Malaysians to go green and reduce their carbon footprint for electricity consumption will contribute to the nation’s sustainable development agenda.
Source: The Edge Markets