Confectionery brands switch to 100% renewable
Mondelēz International has announced it will be switching to 100% renewable electricity at its Australian factories that make products for Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall.
The US confectionery multinational has partnered with a range of businesses from across Victoria to establish a power purchase agreement to source renewables from the Yaloak South wind farm west of Melbourne.
Mondelēz International Director of Integrated Supply Chain for Australia and New Zealand Shalaby Mohamed said the shift to renewable electricity will reduce the company’s carbon footprint in Australia.
“Our investment in renewables will prevent almost 40,000 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year and reduce the carbon footprint from electricity used across our five Australian factories by more than 80%,” he said.
The renewable shift was made at two of its Melbourne-based factories — in Ringwood and Scoresby — last month. Among the first new products to be made with renewable electricity are The Natural Confectionery Co. Energy Sports Drink flavoured jellies, which will display the ‘made with 100% renewable electricity’ claim on the back of the pack.
The power purchase agreement to invest in local renewables — starting in 2021 — has been facilitated by the City of Melbourne. The agreement includes a diverse group of organisations including RMIT University, CBUS Property, ISPT, Fulton Hogan, Citywide Asphalt and Deakin University.
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