Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA), the operating subsidiary of Saputo Inc. in Australia, has commenced a 10 year large-scale renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with ENGIE, a global leader in renewable energy.
SDA produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy products for the domestic and international markets including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients.
The agreement is expected to offset 46 per cent of SDA’s electricity with renewable energy inside two years.
SDA’s 10-year renewable PPA with ENGIE commenced on 1 April, following a two-year intensive program with energy and sustainability advisor, Schneider Electric.
“Saputo Dairy Australia has demonstrated tremendous commitment to their ‘Saputo Promise’ pledge relating to climate,” said David Eastwood, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services Australia at Schneider Electric.
“This long-term commitment to renewable energy clearly supports the foundation and growth of Saputo’s dedication to the environment in Australia and around the globe.”
Partnering with ENGIE is an important step in sourcing clean renewable electricity to reduce SDA’s environmental footprint and play our part as a sustainable dairy manufacturer.
“We’re delighted to be delivering a long-term renewable solution that will help Saputo Dairy Australia achieve their sustainability goals,” said Andrew Hyland, ENGIE’s Executive General Manager of Energy Management.
SDA’s long-term commitment to renewable electricity is a big step towards Saputo achieving its promise to reduce its global greenhouse gas intensity by 20 per cent by 2025.
The renewable initiative is expected to reduce SDA’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 61,000 tonnes in 2023 , equal to taking more than 13,000 cars off the road, and reducing Saputo’s global CO2 footprint by 5.7 per cent.