Mars Australia is making the transition to use renewable electricity, with aim to offset 100% of the power at its six factories and two Australian offices.
The company behind brands such as MASTERFOODS™, PEDIGREE® and M&M’s® is making huge strides in its global Sustainable in a Generation goals.
Its goals being to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 27% by 2025 and 67% by 2050.
The launch and now commencement of generation of the Victoria-based Kiamal Solar Farm developed by renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) Total Eren follows announcements from the Federal Government to modernise Australian manufacturing.
“I am proud to announce that we are making the switch to 100% renewable electricity,” says General Manager of Mars Food Australia, Bill Heague.
“At Mars, we believe business, government, and individuals must work together to take meaningful action on climate change.”
Mars Global VP Sustainability, Kevin Rabinovitch says, “Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our time, and we recognise Mars has a responsibility – and opportunity – to improve our impact on the planet.
“Australia is important to Mars, and our switch to 100% renewable electricity locally supports Mars’ global transformation to reduce our emissions as part of the Sustainable In a Generation plan.”
Further adding to the conversation, Greenpeace REenergise Campaign Director, Lindsey Soutar says, “Mars has become one of the first Australian companies on its way to hitting its 100% renewable electricity goal with a major power purchase agreement, that will see all its power needs met by renewable energy from Victoria’s largest solar farm, switching on today.”