FGen to supply renewable energy to Coca-Cola FEMSA bottling plants
Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines Inc. has partnered with Lopez-led First Gen Corp. to supply renewable energy supply to its four bottling facilities as part of plans to integrate more renewable energy in its operations.

The licensed bottler of Coca-Cola products in the country is shifting four more of its bottling facilities to run on renewable and clean sources starting Oct. 26. 

Because of this, Coca-Cola FEMSA teamed up with First Gen’s retail electricity arms, First Gen Energy Solutions Inc. (FGES) and Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI), for the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources, to power its bottling facilities in Ilocos, Pangasinan, Pampanga and Cebu. 

This partnership will help the local bottling company work towards its Global 2020 Sustainability Goals on Energy: reduce the carbon footprint of Coca-Cola FEMSA’s value chain by 20 percent against its 2010 global baseline and integrate clean and renewable sources in its operations.

Since FGES is an affiliate of First Gen, the Philippines’ leading clean and renewable energy company with a 3,490 megawatts (MW) in capacity from a portfolio of power plants run on geothermal, hydro, wind, solar and natural gas.

Coca-Cola FEMSA has been working to responsibly manage its environmental footprint in all of its operations across the globe, towards sustainable development and operational systems that champion environmental welfare.

In light of this, the company has been continuously looking for ways to harness strategic, responsible, and efficient measures for its environmentally-conscious policies to take effect across its value chain. 

To date, approximately 40 percent of the electricity needs of Coca-Cola’s bottling operations are already being sourced from renewable energy, which is being consumed by six of its manufacturing facilities. There are 19 Coca-Cola bottling facilities all over the country.

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