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Asia Pacific: Tetra Pak now uses more renewable electricity

Tetra Pak says it uses renewable electricity for more than a third of its total annual consumption worldwide.

This is up from 22% in 2015.

This was made possible with the purchase earlier this year of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for all its production facilities in China.

“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,” says Charles Brand, executive VP, product management and commercial operations.

“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, one product development center and one processing equipment factory in China.

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.

The company is also purchasing 100% renewable electricity for all its facilities across Sweden.

This includes the use of 60 GWh of green electricity per year from Swedish wind power.

RE100 is a global, collaborative business initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP to drive demand for, and delivery of, renewable power.

I-RECs represent a contractual agreement between the electricity generator and the electricity consumer, acting as proof that the electricity purchased has been generated from renewable energy, providing a guarantee of origin.