PepsiCo installs PV panels at facilities across Romania

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PepsiCo announced the implementation of its latest eco-friendly initiative: the integration of photovoltaic panels across three key sites in Romania, located in Dragomirești, Popești-Leordeni, and Covasna.

This strategic endeavor aligns seamlessly with PepsiCo Positive (pep+) decarbonization objectives, as the company aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. The project encompasses the installation of over 3,000 photovoltaic panels, boasting a collective installed capacity of 1,700 kWp. Anticipated outcomes include the generation of more than 1,300 MWh of green electrical energy annually. Notably, this transition is expected to curtail greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by an estimated 500 tons per year, equivalent to the environmental benefit derived from planting over 15,000 trees. Looking ahead, PepsiCo is actively exploring opportunities to extend photovoltaic panel integration across all its facilities in Romania.

Daniel Drăgușin, PepsiCo's East Balkans Supply Chain Director, underscores the significance of this initiative in advancing the company's pep+ goals and integrating sustainability throughout its operations. "The installation of photovoltaic panels at our Romanian sites represents a pivotal stride toward GHG reduction, underscoring our steadfast commitment to sustainability," Drăgușin notes. "Beyond driving net-zero productivity, investing in photovoltaic panels yields economic advantages, empowering us to reduce costs vis-à-vis traditional grid-based electricity procurement."

PepsiCo Romania remains steadfast in its dedication to minimizing environmental impact across its operations. The company consistently invests in energy-efficient solutions, embraces hybrid and electric vehicle usage, optimizes transportation practices, and champions various sustainable endeavors. Notably, PepsiCo achieved an 80 percent hybrid vehicle fleet composition by the close of the previous year.

Green Forum  |  20 June, 2024 at 8:04 AM