In recent years, more and more organizations and institutions in the Philippines have taken significant steps to mitigate adverse effects on the environment, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
As a leader in the food and beverage industry, Nestlé Philippines has programs and projects in place to realize its goal of minimizing environmental impact. These include its initiative to use clean and renewable energy.
The company made the switch to renewable power in 2017, partnering with one of the country’s leading energy companies, Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower). Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy, was initially supplied to Nestlé’s manufacturing facility in Lipa, Batangas. Currently, AboitizPower is also delivering Cleanergy to two other Nestlé factories in Cabuyao, Laguna and Tanauan, Batangas, as well as its corporate administrative office in Makati City, Metro Manila.
The 17-MW aggregated energy demand of the Nestlé facilities being served by AboitizPower is supplied by its MakBan geothermal power plant located in the provinces of Laguna and Batangas.
“We are committed to environmentally sustainable business practices and strive to minimize our environmental impact. In this regard, we are happy to be working with AboitizPower,” Nestlé Philippines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kais Marzouki said.
The two organizations celebrated their partnership with the recent awarding of the Cleanergy plaque by AboitizPower to Nestlé Philippines at Rockwell, Makati City.
Juan Alejandro Aboitiz, AboitizPower First Vice President for Energy Trading and Sales, said that the company is honored to be the power partner of choice of a trusted global entity like Nestlé, with the two organizations sharing the same level of commitment to sustainability, while serving the needs of their customers.
“It is an honor for AboitizPower to be able to contribute to Nestlé’s purpose, which is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. With customers like Nestlé, who are leaders in their industries, we are driven to grow our portfolio of Cleanergy and further improve the quality of our services so we can serve them better,” Aboitiz said.
AboitizPower sustains the growth of its Cleanergy portfolio to meet the rapidly increasing energy demand of its customers.
“We fully support the government’s thrust for renewable energy and with the continued growth of our Cleanergy portfolio, AboitizPower is well-positioned to participate in RE market,” Aboitiz added.
AboitizPower and its partners currently have a net sellable capacity of more than 1200 MW of Cleanergy, which is being delivered to a wide range of customers across various industries all over the country.
AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.
The company is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a balanced portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy with several hydroelectric, geothermal and solar power generation facilities. It also has thermal power plants in its generation portfolio to support the baseload and peak energy demands of the country.
The company also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including the second and third largest private utilities in the country.