Tate & Lyle Achieves Remarkable Milestone: Entirely Renewable Energy-Powered Site
Posted 30/08/2023 13:51
Tate & Lyle, a prominent player in ingredient solutions, has achieved a significant milestone by powering its manufacturing facility in Guarani, Brazil, entirely through renewable energy sources. The achievement reflects Tate & Lyle's commitment to transitioning to sustainable energy sources and reducing its carbon footprint.
Through a combination of renewable electricity and locally sourced biomass, the Guarani site has become the first in the company's portfolio to be powered entirely by renewable energy. This achievement is in line with Tate & Lyle's ambitious sustainability goals, which include sourcing 100% renewable energy for all of its operations by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
Tate & Lyle's dedication to sustainability extends beyond its Guarani facility. The company has also announced that three other manufacturing facilities—located in Ossona and Noto in Italy, and Mold in the UK—have joined the ranks of sites powered by 100% renewable energy. These locations now stand alongside Guarani and Koog aan de Zaan in the Netherlands in utilizing renewable energy sources.
Nick Waibel, Global Head of Energy at Tate & Lyle, emphasized the importance of increasing the utilization of renewable electricity and establishing partnerships to develop renewable infrastructure as crucial steps toward the company's ultimate goal of achieving net-zero emissions. Waibel stated, "These five sites are leading the charge within our network, and we look forward to sharing progress as partnerships and technologies come online across our wider network."
The choice of the Guarani site for this accomplishment was strategic, given Brazil's advanced infrastructure and robust biofuel sector. Tate & Lyle is focused on implementing site-specific approaches to meet its science-based emission reduction targets, enhance operational efficiencies, and fulfill its commitment to environmental stewardship on a global scale.