The owner of brands such as KitKat, Smarties and Milkybar has opened a new wind farm in Scotland.
It consists of nine turbines and will generate around 125GWh of electricity a year – enough to supply half of the annual power demands of Nestlé’s UK and Ireland operations.
The company already uses 100% renewable electricity from the grid in the UK and Ireland but with the opening of the Sanquhar wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, it will supply around 50% of its energy needs.
Stefano Agostini, CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland said: “I’m delighted we are not only using 100% renewable electricity to run our business here in the UK and Ireland, we are now responsible for producing it too.”
The project was developed in partnership with Community Windpower.