McDonald’s remains a popular choice for many people all around the world. The company is also becoming more ecologically conscientious, cutting waste and investing in renewable energy sources.
McDonald’s Corporation and all five members of the food chain’s North American Logistics Council (NALC) have agreed to acquire renewable energy from Enel Green Power’s Blue Jay solar plant in Grimes County, Texas, through Enel North America. This involves purchasing the corresponding renewable energy certificates (RECs).
While many firms are shifting to renewables, McDonald’s took the uncommon step of doing it in collaboration with companies in their supply chains. As a consequence, not only will the company be cleaner, but all of its products will have originated from cleaner sources.
The Blue Jay solar plant is expected to be operational in 2023. Once completed, McDonald’s and its suppliers are expected to purchase an average of 470,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy each year.
This equates to preventing around 170,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year, or the greenhouse gas emissions from 80 million trucks kilometers traveled each year.
While large organizations are increasingly supporting and advising their partners on ways to decrease carbon emissions, McDonald’s went a step further by becoming the anchor buyer alongside its suppliers.
McDonald’s and the NALC understood early on that supply chain coordination is the only approach to successfully control power emissions for all logistics providers.
This is a Globe PR Newswire Feed; fake checked and edited by Clean-Future Team