Wind energy and biomass help P&G reach 2020 sustainability goal ahead of schedule

Tyler Bluff Wind Farm. (Photo: Business Wire)
Tyler Bluff Wind Farm. (Photo: Business Wire)

On Thursday, P&G said that it is now purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. and Canada, and extended it to Western Europe. These three markets are among the company’s largest, it said, and represent over 70% of its purchased electricity.

P&G has a goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity globally by 2030.

Meeting its 2020 sustainability goal was largely accomplished by P&G’s wind farm in Tyler Bluff, Texas, which offsets 100% of the electricity needed for its Fabric and Home Care facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and P&G’s onsite combined heat and power biomass facility in Albany, Georgia, which provides 100% of the Bounty and Charmin steam requirements at this plant.

In addition to these large-scale projects, P&G said it is reducing emissions in global operations through a diverse portfolio of renewable energy projects focused on wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and the use of renewable energy certificates, all of which helped it to meet the 2020 renewable electricity goal.

“Given P&G’s size and scale, purchasing 100% renewable electricity across P&G’s operations in these three big markets represents a significant accomplishment and is another important example of how we’re moving to a more circular end-to-end supply chain,” said Julio Nemeth, Chief Product Supply Officer, P&G.

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