Tetra Pak uses over one-third renewable electricity

Certification in China helps raise contribution from renewables, up from 22% of total in 2015

Switzerland Tetra Pak has raised its use of renewable energy to over a third of its consumption through purchasing International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for all its production facilities in China.

Charles Brand, executive vice president, product management and commercial operations at Tetra Pak, said: “We joined the RE100 last year as a part of our commitment to tackle climate change, pledging to use 100% renewable electricity across all our operations by 2030. This move in China, where we have the largest production footprint, is a solid step forward as we stride towards that goal.”

Tetra Pak has four converting plants in China plus a product development centre and a processing equipment factory. Since the beginning of this year, the company has procured I-REC certificates equivalent to the total electricity consumption of all these facilities, as well as its regional head office of Greater China in Shanghai.

Tetra Pak’s I-REC certificates are procured through the South Pole Group, a leading sustainability solutions providers. Jens Olejak, director sustainable energy at South Pole Group, said: “By proactively using proven solutions to ensure renewable electricity for their operations in markets such as China, which still lacks advanced renewable energy infrastructure, Tetra Pak is showing a real commitment to sustainable development.”

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