Andrea Rickert-Pulvermann is part of the team that’s shifting all our operations over to renewable energy. Here she explains why this is so important for our business, for the planet and for herself.
We are delighted to announce that we are now using 100% renewable grid electricity across all our factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres.
As far as possible, our transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets. This ensures there is plenty of renewable electricity for us and others to use.
We also generate our own power with on-site solar installations at Unilever facilities in 23 countries.
According to Anuvrat Joshi, Business Development Director at Cleantech Solar, one of our supplier partners in India: “Through our partnership with Unilever, we will potentially be generating about three million units of energy every year. That’s the equivalent of planting nearly five thousand trees.”
Now that we have achieved 100% renewable electricity, we’re working to get our entire energy use from renewable sources. We currently have 24 sites that are completely carbon neutral around the world. Our goal is to become entirely carbon neutral across the business before 2030.
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