Arla Foods has announced an ambitious collaboration with the renewable energy company Better Energy regarding four new solar parks that will cover approximately one third of the company’s electricity consumption in Denmark by 2024. It is the most extensive agreement on renewable electricity from a Danish company without public subsidies in Danish history and one of several initiatives to help Arla Foods meet its new 2030 emissions reduction target for its internal value chains, which is double the previous target.
The dairy cooperative recently announced a new 2030 climate target increasing its target for reducing emissions in operations and logistics from 30 to 63 per cent. The new target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as being consistent with the reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5°C.
Under a 10-year agreement, the dairy cooperative commits to purchase the majority of the electricity from the new solar parks which have an expected capacity of 250 GWh, corresponding to the annual energy consumption of 156,000 average Danish citizens. For more visit arlafoods.com