Confectionery giant Mondelēz International will switch to renewable electricity at its two Melbourne factories next year.
The facilities will begin manufacturing Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall products using renewable energy on January 1, 2021.
Mondelēz has partnered with businesses across Victoria to establish a power purchase agreement to source renewables from the Yaloak South wind farm west of Melbourne.
Director of Integrated Supply Chain for Australia and New Zealand – Shalaby Mohamed said the transition to renewable electricity will significantly 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 per cent,” Mohamed said.
“By investing in renewables, the total carbon footprint of our business across Australia and New Zealand will be halved.”
The power purchase agreement to invest in local renewable has been
facilitated by the City of Melbourne and includes organisations such as RMIT University, CBUS Property, ISPT, Fulton Hogan, Citywide Asphalt, and Deakin University.