Mondelēz International has announced it will switch to using 100% renewable electricity at two of its Melbourne factories.
The confectionery company has said the factories, which produce some of Australia’s favourite treats from The Natural Confectionery Company, Cadbury and Pascall, will begin using local renewables next year.
The achievement was facilitated by the City of Melbourne and will see Mondelez partner with Victorian businesses such as RMIT University, CBUS Property, ISPT, Fulton Hogan, Citywide Asphalt and Deakin University, to establish a power purchasing agreement to invest in local renewables.
The move means Cadbury Cherry Ripe, Crunchie and Picnic bars, Cadbury Easter eggs and bunnies and The Natural Confectionery Company jellies and Pascall lollies, such as fan-favourite Pineapple Lumps will all be made in a green factory.
Modelez Director of Integrated Supply Chain for Australia and New Zealand, Shalaby Mohamed, said the shift to renewables would significantly reduce their domestic carbon footprint.
“Our investment in renewables will prevent almost 40,000 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year, and reduce the carbon footprint from electricity used across our five Australian factories by more than 80%”, he said.
“We’re committed to making our products the right way and reducing the impact of our operations on the planet, and using 100% renewable electricity for the two Melbourne factories that make so many of our popular Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall treats will play a significant part in reducing our carbon footprint. By investing in renewables, the total carbon footprint of our business across Australia and New Zealand will be halved.”