Nestle Malaysia shifting to RE sources by Jan 1


“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,” said Nestlé (M) Bhd chief executive officer Juan Aranols.(pic)

PETALING JAYA: Nestlé Malaysia will be fully transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across all its operations in Malaysia as of Jan 1, 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 (RE) sources by 2025,” it said in a statement yesterday.

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 Bhd, 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.

“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,” said Nestlé (M) Bhd chief executive officer Juan Aranols.

He added that the change will allow access to Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificates (mRECs), contributing to the company’s commitment to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.Meanwhile, TNBX Sdn Bhd managing director Nirinder Singh Johl 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.

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