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NRG Energy and Unilever Announce Formation of Strategic Partnership on Renewable Energy
Alliance will move Unilever U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy use with NRG’s assistance
Unilever U.S. already purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for all of its sites through renewable energy certificates (RECs), which are credits for using energy from third-party renewable sources. Now, through this novel partnership, NRG will help Unilever take the next step beyond RECs by providing solutions for onsite and offsite renewable generation resulting in 100% clean energy for all energy use at Unilever U.S. sites by 2020.
Through the partnership, NRG will employ various alternative energy technologies that will be scalable and transferable to other industry sectors. This approach will further demonstrate NRG’s commitment to creating a sustainable energy future for companies and consumers. The innovative and cost-effective solutions developed through this partnership will further position Unilever as an industry leader in sustainable operations.
“Unilever, through its commitment to clean energy, is demonstrating in a
truly meaningful way that it cares about its consumers and their
well-being in a manner far beyond that of conventional companies seeking
to sell products. They also are demonstrating through actions, rather
than just words, what being a leader in the clean energy economy means,”
“We are making good progress on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in
the U.S., but we must do more to drive system change,” said
NRG and Unilever will share periodic updates on the progress of the collaboration.
Unilever [NYSE: UL or UN] is one of the world’s leading suppliers of
Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190
countries. Working to create a better future every day, we help people
feel good, look good and get more out of life. In
Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at http://www.unileverusa.com/sustainable-living/.
Unilever employs approximately 10,000 people in
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by
delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power
portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and
efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and
renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology
and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers
serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout
the country. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com.
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
David Knox, 832-357-5730
Chad Plotkin, 609-524-4526
Daniel Keyes, 609-524-4527
Unilever United States
Jaime Stein, 201-894-7760