Unilever on track to become carbon neutral by 2030

By Lucy Tandon Copp 19-Sep-2019

The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant backs the belief that ‘renewable is doable’

Unilever is on track to become a carbon neutral company in just over ten years.

The consumer goods giant and parent company of REN Skincare, Murad and Dove, announced this week that it is successfully powering its business across five continents with 100% renewable electricity.

This includes electricity used to power Unilever’s offices, factories, warehouses, distribution centres, R&D facilities and data centres.

Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, said: “The climate emergency is one of the most urgent challenges we’re all facing.

“Our team have worked hard to secure renewable energy contracts for our sites across five continents, accelerating the delivery of our 100% renewable energy targets.

“Of course, there is more work to do, but we hope that today’s announcement will inspire further action elsewhere and help to prove that it is possible to combat the climate crisis and hold global warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius. Renewable is doable.”

So far 38% of the conglomerate’s grid electricity is supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs.

Unilever works with global partners to generate renewable electricity at its own sites, with solar power in use at its facilities in 18 countries.

The company is due to present at the opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC due to take place from 24-30 September.

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