Vidrala renews agreement for greener energy use

Vidrala renews agreement for greener energy use

Vidrala has renewed its agreement with Acciona Energía to supply 343 GWh of additional green energy during the next two years, reaffirming its commitment to reducing the impact of its plants and improving its energy efficiency.

During the last two years and a half it has reduced its CO2 emissions by 125.000 tonnes.

This is equivalent to removing 30.000 vehicles from circulation or planting 90.000 trees.

Over the next two years, Vidrala expects its two plants in Marinha Grande to reduce emissions by around 100,000 tonnes of CO2.

The container glass manufacturer will also use the technological platform Greenchain to track real-time consumption of renewable energy.

It will also be used to check at the same time the amount of CO2 emissions avoided as well as the associated equivalences such as, for example, the number of planted trees or cars retired from the roads.

Jorge Escudero, Energy Category Manager at Vidrala considers the renewal of the agreement with Acciona Energía a “natural step after the good results achieved since Vidrala first started its relationship with Acciona Energía.

He said: “Since 2018 we have registered a continuous reduction of our carbon print. However the path to carbon neutrality and full sustainability is long and challenging.

“Greenchain solution allows us to verify the origin of the electric energy we consume.

“We consider this as another step aimed at combining Vidrala’s full productivity with social responsibility and concern for the community where it is integrated.”

Aprígio Guimarães, Country Sales Manager at Acciona Energía Portugal, added: “We are very satisfied to continue contributing to Vidrala’s sustainability goals aimed at reducing its carbon print, now with an additional guarantee of origin that assures the use of 100% renewable energy, certified through the Greenchain platform.”

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