Here’s More Proof that at Nestlé #WeAreStillIn
By Kevin Petrie, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Nestlé USA
Last year, Nestlé joined state and local governments, universities, and other companies to say that #WeAreStillIn to fight climate change and support the Paris Agreement. We pledged to continue to take real steps to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy, reaffirming our commitment to caring for the planet for future generations.
Though global efforts on climate change are often shaped in places like Paris, Bonn, and Toronto, much of the important work in this space is happening in places like Benton County, Indiana, and Allentown, Pennsylvania — two places Nestlé knows quite well and will know even better in the years ahead.
This month, we signed a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables to supply clean electricity for five of our facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania over the next 15 years. This contract will allow our partner to expand the capacity of its Meadow Lake IV Wind Farm in Benton County, Indiana, which will provide approximately 80% of the electricity needs for the five facilities. This agreement is the most recent example of Nestlé’s global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it shows once again that a company like ours can create shared value through wise stewardship of natural resources.