PepsiCo Australia moves to 100% renewable electricity

PepsiCo Australia, the makers of Smith’s, Red Rock Deli and Doritos announced today it has changed to 100% renewable electricity across all of its operations including its Chatswood headquarters and manufacturing sites at Regency Park in SA, Tingalpa in QLD and Forrestfield in WA.  

The move will reduce PepsiCo’s carbon emissions by around 26,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – the equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 6,950 homes. Australia is one of PepsiCo’s first 15 markets globally to switch to 100% renewable electricity as part of its ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, and is well ahead of the company target to only use renewable electricity in its direct operations by 2030.  

PepsiCo Australia is focussed on achieving its global emission reduction targets by moving away from fossil fuels and is actively investigating initiatives such as converting organic waste into bio-methane, converting its fleet to EV or hydrogen and decarbonising its snack manufacturing processes.    

To meet the new renewable electricity target, PepsiCo has partnered with ENGIE and the Northam Solar Farm to access Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) that support a range of wind and solar farms across Australia and which represents the first large-scale PPA for the Northam Solar Farm. The PPAs will integrate with PepsiCo’s current and planned on-site solar panel installations and the purchasing of large-scale generation certificates (LGCs). 

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