Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all global operations by 2030. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for—and delivery of—renewable energy.
“Signing up to RE100 reflects our ongoing commitment to minimizing our climate impact and increasing our use of renewable resources,” says Charles Brand, executive vice president, product management and commercial operations. “We have set an ambitious target to ensure carbon emissions across our value chain are capped at 2010 levels through to 2020, and we are making excellent progress. In 2015, emissions were down 15% from the 2010 baseline, despite a 16% increase in production.
“Since setting our climate goal, we have maximized our efforts to reduce energy consumption; committing to a renewable electricity target is a natural next step. By joining RE100, we will benefit from expert guidance and peer-to-peer learning on renewable electricity options in different markets.”
“The demand push from corporates is as important as supportive government policy – bold action by businesses, cities and governments sends a strong market signal and means we can hold global warming below two degrees far more quickly,” adds Mark Kenber, chief executive officer of The Climate Group, a New York-based non-profit organization that works internationally with business and government to promote clean technologies and policies. “The Clean Energy Ministerial is shining the spotlight on RE100 as a model of best practice in galvanizing the switch to renewable energy, and the leadership of influential companies – such as Tetra Pak, which is joining RE100 today – shows the business case for 100% renewables is as strong as ever.”
RE100 is a global collaborative business initiative led by The Climate Group, New York, in partnership with CDP, UK, to drive demand for, and delivery of, renewable power.