Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group which is the Philippine subsidiary of global food company Ajinomoto Group, and Meralco-owned solar company Spectrum, have signed a contract to develop and maintain a 1-megawatt peak solar power generating facility. The initiative is part of Ajinomoto’s efforts to reduce its Green House Gases (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030, in pursuit of lessening its overall impact on the environment.
The venture, which is set to be launched by September 2022, aims to install 2,232 solar panel modules at Ajinomoto’s factory in Guiguinto, Bulacan, to generate approximately 1,331,500 kilowatt-hours of energy per year that can offset around 865 MT equivalent carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to planting 1,950,523 trees or reducing 2,352,456 miles in-vehicle travel per year. Globally, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. aims to realize two major outcomes in 2030 — to help extend the healthy life expectancy of one billion people; and to reduce the company’s environmental impact by half while improving business performance.
APC Group’s other environmental initiatives include lessening plastic waste through product package size and thickness reduction; making use of facilities for wastewater treatment and converting waste to fertilizer, animal feeds, etc.; and enjoining consumers to take part in protecting the environment and enjoy living a more sustainable lifestyle through its Ilabas ang Sustain Abilidad program.