PMI Worldwide Increases Renewable Electricity in Supply Chain
PMI Worldwide has a long-term goal to reduce Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. This science-aligned target will require significant changes in the way we and our suppliers do business. We must eliminate unnecessary emissions, reduce emissions through energy efficiency improvements, replace emissions with low-carbon alternatives, and consider investments to account for any remaining emissions.
In 2020, many of our largest contract factories reduced their environmental footprints through optimizing their operations and, in many cases, investing in solar energy. Today, five of our largest factories have solar installations generating renewable electricity onsite. In the first five months of 2021, these factories generated more than 1.8 million kilowatt hours of zero emissions electricity.
Our two operated factories in Brazil are among the most efficient in our network. In addition to improvements in their factories, they benefit from Brazil’s use of hydroelectric power and growing electricity portfolio, particularly wind power.
This year we are working with our top factories to establish multi-year environmental improvement plans. These plans will guide sustainability investments for the next several years and will ensure collaboration towards our emissions goals. The factories participating in this initiative represent more than 85% of PMI’s spend on purchased goods and services and of our environmental footprint.