P&G reaches 100 per cent renewable electricity goal in North America and Western Europe
By Megan Hoegler
CINCINNATI— Procter and Gamble has reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100 per cent renewable electricity in Canada, the United States and Western Europe.
These three markets are among its largest and represent over 70 per cent of P&G’s purchased electricity. The company has set a target of 100 per cent renewable electricity globally by 2030.
The company is reducing emissions across its operations through a diverse portfolio of renewable energy projects focused on wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and renewable energy certificates. The largest individual contributors to renewable energy production are its wind farm in Tyler Bluff, Texas, which offsets 100 per cent of the electricity needed for its Fabric and Home Care facilities in the U.S. and Canada to produce brands like Tide, Downy, Cascade and Mr. Clean, and its on-site combined heat and power biomass facility in Albany, Georgia, which provides 100 per cent of the Bounty and Charmin steam requirements.
“Our primary goal is, and will continue to be, to deliver the superior products our consumers can trust, with the reassurance that behind each P&G product is a supply chain committed to environmental responsibility,”said Virginie Helias, P&G’s Chief Sustainability Officer, in a release. “We are proud of our efforts to reduce our
P&G expects that by executing new projects and continuing to purchase electricity from renewable sources, they will be able to transition to renewable energy for the regional utilities that provide energy to nearly 150 sites around the world.