L-R: Carlo Vega, First Gen VP and head of power marketing, trading, and economics; Giles Puno, First Gen president; Harvey Keh, McBride president; and Vicente Pati-on, McBride vice presidentMcbride Corporation, the country’s leading PET bottles manufacturer, is decarbonizing its operations by switching to renewable energy (RE) through First Gen Corporation.
This move for its entire 1.39-megawatt power demand for its two facilities in Caloocan comes after the company’s declaration to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% in 2023.
“We are more than glad to be a part of McBride’s decarbonization journey by helping them reduce their carbon footprint even as they continue to grow their business through our reliable source of 100% clean and green power,” said Carlo Vega, vice president and head of power marketing, trading, and economics at First Gen.
McBride provides highquality plastic packaging to various fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers in the ASEAN region.
Aware of the impact of plastics on the environment, the company is making great strides to reduce this through various measures such as implementing proper waste segregation and disposal, and energy conservation.
This latest move to fully shift to RE will help McBride reduce its carbon footprint by 7,231 tonnes per carbon dioxide equivalent each year. The company likewise plans to set up a PET bottle recycling facility to further reduce its carbon footprint and hopes that First Gen will also be able to power it with 100% RE.
“In line with our green goal, McBride is really looking for a partner that has the same mission and care for the environment. We actually want to slowly shift to the use of renewable energy, especially considering our present situation,” said Harvey Keh, McBride president.
McBride’s geothermal power supply comes from First Gen’s 100% RE arm, Energy Development Corporation.
(Story/Photos by:Frances Ariola)