Nestlé Philippines, Inc. is using renewable energy to power the operations of its manufacturing
facility in Lipa, Batangas.
Starting February this year, the Nestlé factory has switched to using Cleanergy from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant, operated and managed by AboitizPower subsidiary, AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI).
In a ceremonial
unveiling of the Cleanergy marker on May 3, 2017 at Aruga Hotel in
Rockwell Center in Makati City, APRI President & COO Felino M.
Bernardo thanked Nestlé Philippines for sharing AboitizPower’s commitment to
clean and renewable energy.
“We value our
partnership with Nestle as we share the same passion to do better than the
ordinary to provide our customers with quality products and services,” Bernardo
said. He also added that both Nestlé Philippines and AboitizPower strive to
operate business responsibly and ensure that their practices are
Antonio R. Moraza,
President and COO of AboitizPower, said that AboitizPower's balanced mix
portfolio guarantees that consumers have reliable, ample and reasonably priced
power for their needs. “With the portfolio that we have and our commitment to
sustained growth, we believe that Nestlé and all our other customers can be
served well,” Moraza said. The company is continuously building up its
renewable energy portfolio to serve more companies aiming to reduce their
carbon footprint and become more sustainable. Last April 27, the company
celebrated the successful restoration of its 6-MW binary plant at the MakBan
facility. The binary plant maximizes the excess steam from the primary power
plant to produce additional capacity of clean and renewable energy.
Nestlé Philippines Technical Director Peter Winter
thanked AboitizPower for making it possible for Nestlé to use renewable energy
to fuel its Lipa Factory operations. Mr. Winter said, “The partnership
between Aboitiz and Nestlé Philippines is testament to the shared commitment of
both companies to continually look for better and sustainable solutions to
reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment in a more sustainable