Monday 7 August 2023

Birds Eye owner turns to solar power to reduce carbon emissions

Birds Eye owner turns to solar power to reduce carbon emissions

The owner of frozen food brands such as Birds Eye and Findus has announced plans to install solar panels at its factory in Italy to help the company reduce its carbon emissions.

Nomad Foods, the UK-headquartered frozen food company, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Grastim, which will provide 2.4MW of renewable energy per year to Nomad Foods' Cisterna di Latina manufacturing site.

The installation of the roof and ground-mounted solar panels is expected to help Nomad Foods reduce emissions by 1,180 tonnes annually.

It follows the company's reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 23.4% in 2022, when all its legacy manufacturing sites ran on 100% renewable electricity.

Eduardo Bachiega, Nomad Foods’ Chief Supply Officer said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Grastim to provide 2.4MW of solar energy to our Cisterna di Latina factory which will reduce the overall carbon footprint of the site aligned to our SBTi commitments.

“We are already using 100% renewable electricity on site, as we do at all our legacy manufacturing plants across Europe. We are also actively exploring opportunities for additional renewable energy projects across our broader manufacturing portfolio.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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