Nestlé Waters North America has taken a step towards achieving its environmental goals by ensuring that its Sacramento manufacturing facility is now powered by 100% renewable energy.
The renewable energy will be supplied by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and the agreement will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced at the facility by approximately 7,093 metric tons per year, the equivalent to removing about 1,519 gas-powered vehicles from the road.
The plant produces bottles for the company’s brands such as Arrowhead Brand Mountain Spring Water and Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water.
A statement from Nestlé Waters claimed that the energy agreement was a “major step” towards its goal to transition to 100% renewable electricity use in its operations.
Nestlé Waters North America’s chief sustainability officer Nelson Switzer said: “As the State of California continues to lead on climate action and sustainability, Nestlé Waters is dedicated to playing our part to increase the use of clean, renewable energy.
“From Allentown, Pennsylvania to Sacramento, California, with the help of great partners like SMUD, we are rapidly making our way towards achieving our 100 percent renewable energy goal here in the US.”
SMUD chief customer officer Nicole Howard added: “We’re proud to help Nestlé Waters North America make progress on its sustainability goals.
“We work hard every day to help businesses in the Sacramento region find energy solutions that fit their needs, and this is a great example of how those efforts can produce a win-win for a business, its customers and our community.”
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