Unilever to become 100% green by 2030

Unilever has announced 100% of the energy used for its operations will come from renewable sources by 2030. That’s part of the UK consumer goods giant’s plans to tackle climate […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Unilever has announced 100% of the energy used for its operations will come from renewable sources by 2030.

That’s part of the UK consumer goods giant’s plans to tackle climate change ahead of COP21.

To achieve the goal, the firm will eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2020.

Unilever has also committed to supporting the generation of clean energy sources and making the surplus available to the markets and communities in which it operates.

Achieving this goal by 2030 will reap many benefits, including a lower operational cost, greater resilience in terms of energy supply and a closer relationship with consumers, it added.

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever said: “The Paris climate talks represent a window of opportunity – but they are the start rather than the end of the journey. We all have a responsibility to act now by turning aspirations into practical solutions.

“That’s why today we are stepping up our own efforts by announcing that Unilever will be ‘carbon positive’ by 2030, eliminating fossil fuels from our business and directly supporting the generation of more renewable energy.”