Mondelēz International, owner of Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s, BelVita, Maynard’s Bassetts and OREO brands in the UK, has announced it has switched to renewable electricity for all six of its production sites in the country.
The snacking giant is switching to purchased 100% renewable electricity across six sites, including its iconic Bournville factory, the heart and home of Cadbury in the UK, Bournville RDQ centre, Sheffield factory the home of Maynards Bassetts, Minworth, Marlbrook, Chirk and Crediton.
It said it has signed a contract to provide all six production sites with sustainable electricity that has been generated solely in Great Britain.
The transition to 100% renewable electricity sourced within the UK for these production sites means that Mondelēz can offset the equivalent of 2,900 people’s annual CO2 emissions, based on the UK government’s findings that the average Brit emits around seven tonnes of CO2 annually.
Louise Stigant, UK Managing Director, Mondelēz International, said: “Using 100% renewable electricity, that is also generated here, across our six production sites is a huge step towards reducing our carbon emissions here in the UK, whilst supporting our global target and our mission to make our snacks in the right way.”
The UK business now joins other MDLZ production sites in using 100% renewable electricity including Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.