L-R: First Gen AVP Arlene Sy Soriano and VP Carlo Vega with Monde Nissin COO Michael Stanley Tan and Sarimonde Foods operations head Rico BautistaMonde Nissin Corporation (MNC) is moving towards the use of renewable energy (RE) with First Gen Corporation subsidiary Energy Development Corporation (EDC) to fortify its commitment to find sustainable solutions for food security.
The group, composed of Monde Nissin Corporation, Monde M.Y. San Corporation and Sarimonde Foods Corporation, has signed up for close to 16 megawatts of clean power for its nine facilities in the Philippines to reduce its operations’ carbon footprint as part of its sustainability commitment.
The supply agreement was finalized in 2021 and recently commenced for five of MNC’s facilities. Two other facilities will start getting their power supply in December this year and two more next year.
MNC recognizes the role it plays in the well-being not only of its consumers but also of the planet. Part of its commitment is to not only manufacture food products, but to make them with the least carbon dioxide emissions. Under its partnership with EDC, the group expects to cut in half—or by as much as 100,000 tons per year—its annual emission of carbon dioxide.
“What Monde Nissin and First Gen made possible is just a fraction of what the world needs. Let us hope that more companies move in this direction for the sake of the planet and future generations,” said MNC chief sustainability officer Marivic Cajucom-Uy.
“It is heartening to partner with like-minded companies who are also as committed in addressing the society’s present needs without harming the ability of future generations to meet theirs. And our new partners do this by making a conscious decision of creating a more positive impact on its consumers and on the environment through shifting to RE. We thank MNC for joining us in our journey towards a decarbonized and regenerative future by choosing our green power supply,” said Carlo Vega, vice president and head of First Gen power marketing, trading, and economics. (Story/Photos by: Frances Ariola)