The global food conglomerate Kellogg Company has signed a long-term wind energy virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) in North America with Enel Green Power. The company will source roughly 360 gigawatt hours of wind electricity for its manufacturing facilities across North America.
This agreement will help Kellogg achieve 50% of its US energy load by 2022 and reduce Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 65%.“Kellogg has been working to reduce its carbon footprint across our value chain for more than a decade. Our latest VPPA further demonstrates to investors, stakeholders and our consumers that we are taking swift action to address climate change,” said Amy Senter, Kellogg Company Chief Sustainability Officer.
The company was advised on the VPPA agreement by Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services in Louisville, Kentucky, which assisted the company in its project selection and negotiations.
This VPPA is in line with Kellogg’s Better Days sustainability strategy that aims to drive positive change for people, communities and the planet. As a member of RE100, Kellogg is committed to supporting its operations with 100% renewable energy sources by 2050.