MONDELEZ International is now using renewable energy at all six of its UK production sites.
The company behind Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s, Belvita, Maynards Bassetts and Oreo has made the switch to 100% renewable electricity generated solely in Great Britain.
Mondelez said the change means it can offset the equivalent of 2,900 people’s annual CO2 emissions and brings the UK business into line with Mondelez production sites in Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
Louise Stigant, UK managing director, Mondelez International, said: “Using 100% renewable electricity, that is also generated here, is a huge step towards reducing our carbon emissions here in the UK, whilst supporting our global target and our mission to make our snacks in the right way.”
Earlier this year the global company announced a new goal to reduce end to end CO2 emissions by 10% by 2025.
It has already achieved a reduction of 20% C02 emissions across production sites.
This increased use of renewable electricity played a key part in enabling the company to reduce CO2 emissions by 147,109 tonnes in the 12 months from 2019 to 2020.
Mondelez said this is equivalent to taking 31,993 cars off the road for a year.