Petaling Jaya, December 8, 2021 - Nestlé Malaysia today announced that it will be fully transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across all its operations in Malaysia as of 1 January 2022. This will allow the company to reduce emissions by 75,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year. With this move, the company is leapfrogging and fulfilling its earlier commitment to have 100% of its electricity coming from Renewable Energy sources by 2025.
This move has been made possible by the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) programme, launched by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) in partnership with TNBX Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, at end-November 2021. Nestlé Malaysia was one of the nine companies that pledged the adoption of this programme and is among the first to have completed the approval process. With this, all operational sites of the Company in Malaysia will utilise renewable electricity.
Mr Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “As we strive to shape a greener future for all, we continuously work to minimise our environmental impact. By adopting the Green Tariff programme recently launched by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, we can now supply all our electricity needs from solar and hydroelectric power supplied by TNBX.”
“This change will allow access to Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificates (mRECs), contributing to our commitment to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. We are also contributing to Malaysia’s national vision to accelerate the development of Renewable Energy,” he added.
Ir. Nirinder Singh Johl, Managing Director of TNBX Sdn Bhd, said, “We are pleased to have a global company such as Nestlé Malaysia supporting the GET programme, which provides access to clean energy to incentivise Malaysians to go green and reduce their carbon footprint for electricity consumption. This will certainly contribute to the nation’s sustainable development agenda, and we hope that other companies will similarly follow suit.”
This initiative is one of the many Nestlé Malaysia is adopting in the Company’s journey to net zero emissions and adds to the efforts to increase environmental efficiency across its operations, which include constant action to reduce water consumption and CO2 emissions per tonne of products sold. It combines also with reforestation programmes such as Project RELeaf and efforts to adopt Regenerative Agriculture along the Company’s supply chain.
About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our over 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.
This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia.
For more information, please contact:
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6456
E-mail: [email protected]
Alya Nurina or Yasmin Kadir
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348
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