US food giant Kraft Heinz has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) with BHE Renewables for its operations within the US.
It supports the company’s ambition to procure the majority of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025.
By the end of 2022, Kraft Heinz plans to buy enough renewable energy to offset more than 15% of the energy usage at its US manufacturing sites and by 2025, it is expected to increase to around 60%.
The green electricity will be sourced from BHE Renewables’ 158MW Gopher Creek wind farm in Scurry County, Texas.
Miguel Patricio, Kraft Heinz CEO and Board Chair said: “As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are committed to contributing to global efforts to reduce the ongoing threat of climate change.
“In 2020, we committed to buy the majority of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025. This agreement with BHE Renewables helps put us on track to accomplish that aspiration and brings us one step closer to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”