A paint and coatings giant has secured wind power supplies for all its Dutch factories.
That means all of AkzoNobel’s paint and coatings produced in the Netherlands will use green energy.
It has signed an agreement with energy firm Eneco to supply wind power to its facilities in Sassenheim, Wapenveld, Groot Ammers and Ammerzoden as well as its Sikkens stores.
The contract, which runs until 2020, will see the company source 66GWh of electricity a year – equivalent to the energy used by 33,000 people.
Around 19 kilotons of carbon emissions are expected to be reduced annually.
AkzoNobel currently generates 40% of its energy use from renewable sources.