"We will continue to accelerate the use of renewable electricity, including wind and solar, to source 100% renewable electricity across our sites globally by 2025, and to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050," said Howard Baker, Global Head of Engineering Service and Technologies at Nestlé. "Our investment in this solar project is an important milestone to achieve these objectives: we will use renewable electricity to help power our U.S. manufacturing facilities, while also contributing to increasing the amount of renewable energy available in the U.S."
Kate Short, Chief Procurement Officer, Nestlé North America, said, "We are continuing to accelerate our work to make sure we produce and transport our products in a sustainable way. Not only will our investment in Ganado help reduce carbon emissions across our U.S. manufacturing sites, but we're also proud that it will help expand the availability of renewable energy in the U.S., adding enough solar electricity to power about 24,574 homes each year."
The investment in Ganado builds on the company's 2020 investment in solar project Taygete I in the U.S. Nestlé will continue to progress its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to use more renewable energy to manufacture its products.