Sweet treats to be made using 100% renewable energy
Mondelēz International will switch to 100% renewable electricity in two Melbourne factories that make Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall treats. These treats includes Cadbury Cherry Ripe, Crunchie and Picnic bars, Cadbury Easter eggs and bunnies, The Natural Confectionery Company jellies and Pascall lollies including Pineapple Lumps.
Mondelēz has partnered with a range of businesses across Victoria to establish a power purchase agreement to source renewables from the Yaloak South wind farm west of Melbourne.
Shalaby Mohamed, Director of Integrated Supply Chain for Australia and New Zealand, 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%,” Mohamed said.
Mohamed predicts that the company’s investment in renewables will halve the total carbon footprint of the business across Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re committed to making our products the right way and reducing the impact of our operations on the planet, and using 100% renewable electricity for the two Melbourne factories that make so many of our popular treats will play a significant part in reducing our carbon footprint,” Mohamed said.
The power purchase agreement to invest in local renewables, starting in 2021, was facilitated by the City of Melbourne, and includes a range of organisations, such as RMIT University, CBUS Property, ISPT, Fulton Hogan, Citywide Asphalt and Deakin University.
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