COCA-COLA PH USES RENEWABLE ENERGY
Coca-Cola FEMSA PH partnered with First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc. to supply renewable energy in their bottling plant facilities in a bid to reach their Global 2020 Sustainability Goals on Energy.
Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. (KOFPH) will be integrating more renewable energy in its operations as it shifts four more of its bottling facilities to run on renewable and clean sources starting October 26, 2018.
The company has signed on the First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc. (FGES) and Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI) for the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources to power Coca-Cola’s bottling facilities in Ilocos, Pangasinan, Pampanga, and Cebu.
This partnership between KOFPH and FGES will help the local bottling company work towards its Global 2020 Sustainability Goals on Energy which is to reduce the carbon footprint of CocaCola FEMSA’s value chain by 20% against its 2010 global baseline; and integrate clean and renewable sources in its operations.
Coca-Cola FEMSA has been working to responsibly manage its environmental footprint in all of its operations across the globe, towards sustainable development and operational systems that champion environmental welfare. The company has been continuously looking for ways to harness strategic, responsible, and efficient measures for its environmentally-conscious policies to take effect across its value chain.
To date, approximately 40% of the electricity needs of Coca-Cola’s bottling operations are already being sourced from renewable energy, which is being consumed by six of its manufacturing facilities.
In February, Coca-Cola’s Sta. Rosa and Canlubang Plants started integrating renewable energy into its operations. The bottling arm of Coca-Cola is staunchly committed to further strengthening its sustainable operational systems. /
(From left) First Gen Corporation chief finance officer & SVP Emmanuel Singson, SVP Victor Santos Jr., Energy Development Corporation president and COO Richard Tantoco, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines CEO Fabricio Ponce, supply chain director Carlos Manrique, and finance director Jawahar Solai Kuppuswamy.