Amcor Rigid Packaging Colombia operations are now powered with Solar Energy
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Amcor Rigid Packaging Colombia operations are now powered with Solar Energy

All ARP Colombia operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy which aligns with and supports Amcor´s Global 2050 Net Zero Emissions goals.

Amcor Rigid Packaging´s (ARP) Cali plant in Colombia is now powered by renewable solar energy. The solar energy is supplied to Amcor exclusively from Celsia, a new solar plant comprised of more than 16,000 solar panels generating nearly nine million watts of electricity. Incorporating solar power means the Cali Colombia plant is fully powered by renewable energy – a blend of solar and hydroelectric power.

Adding solar power will reduce the plant's conventional electric energy consumption by 20%. The remaining 80% of the energy used to fuel the plant is provided by renewable hydroelectric energy, also certified by Celsia. In addition, the transition between solar and hydroelectric energy will reduce the total emission of 7,388 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

An exclusive solar plant for Amcor

“This is a major milestone for Amcor, as its Cali plant is the first of its kind to be powered by a nearby, large-scale solar plant built and operated by Celsia, exclusively for Amcor,” said Alexander Álvarez, general manager, ARP Centro America, Caribbean, and Colombia.

As a result of this move, all of ARP’s Colombia operations are now powered by renewable energy. This shift to 100% renewable energy supports Amcor´s global 2050 net-zero emissions goals. “By embracing this renewable energy solution, Amcor's Cali plant is reducing its reliance on the local electrical grid, decreasing its carbon footprint, and bringing us one step closer to achieving Colombia's net zero emissions goal,” added Álvarez.

Continued commitment to the environment

As part of Amcor's commitment to the environment, the company will continue to adopt renewable energy and efficiency solutions, optimize product and material transport, and develop a lower carbon waste infrastructure across its supply chain, encouraging the mission to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 60% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home, and personal care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter weight, recyclable, and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In fiscal year 2022, 44,000 Amcor people generated $15 Billion in annual sales from operations that span 220 locations in 43 countries.

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