Unilever, in collaboration with ECOHZ, has for the first time bought traceable renewable electricity in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and South Africa, a total of 100,000 MWh.
Unilever is one of the first major international corporations to secure its renewable energy consumption to this extent using the International REC Standard – a new global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption.
The initiative is part of Unilever’s ambition to be Carbon Positive by 2030. This will mean 100% of the total energy across its operations will come from renewable sources and it will directly support the generation of more renewable energy than it needs.
“Reliable access to affordable and sustainable renewable energy is critical if we want to realize the Paris Agreement. In our own operations, increasing renewables and decreasing emissions is a priority to becoming Carbon Positive by 2030,” said an official statement from Unilever.
“Unilever’s move sets a great standard for other major international companies. With I-REC it is now possible to take renewable energy sourcing to another level globally. We are delighted to partner with Unilever helping them reach their 2030 goal,” said Tom Lindberg, MD, ECOHZ.