September 17, 2018 - 8:15 AM EDT
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Tetra Pak to boost renewable energy use with new solar array at its U.S. headquarters

Company is on track to reach 100 percent renewable electricity worldwide by 2030

DENTON, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Pak is set to install a new photovoltaic (PV) panel array at its Denton, Texas campus. The move is part of the company's goal to use 100 percent renewable electricity in the U.S. by 2019 and worldwide by 2030. The Denton campus is Tetra Pak's North American headquarters and houses offices, a pilot-scale food production plant and a factory that produces packaging material for Tetra Pak cartons.

Tetra Pak leadership break ground on a new solar array at the company's Denton, Texas campus. The move is part of Tetra Pak's goal to use 100 percent renewable electricity in the U.S. by 2019 and worldwide by 2030. Pictured (left to right): Adolfo Orive - vice president, Tetra Pak Americas; Jason Pelz - vice president of circular economy, Tetra Pak Americas & Southeast Asia and Oceania; Carmen Becker - president and CEO, Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada; Charles Posey - vice president or supply

"Using electricity from renewable resources makes sense for the environment and for business," said Jason Pelz, vice president of circular economy – Tetra Pak Americas & Southeast Asia and Oceania. "It ensures we're not tied to a finite resource to operate our business. And by lowering our environmental footprint, we're also supporting our customers' goals to reduce their overall climate impact."

Once installed, the solar array will produce 1,027,638 kWh of energy annually – the equivalent of 79,456.55 gallons of gasoline. The installation is scheduled to be complete by the end of November.

In the past two years alone, Tetra Pak's worldwide use of renewable electricity has increased by a factor of 2.5, up from 20 percent in 2016. This has been achieved through a combination of initiatives, including the purchase of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) and solar power installations like the current Denton project. The campus also has an existing solar array on the roof.

Globally, Tetra Pak now obtains half of its electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030. RE100 is a collaborative initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity.

ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapakusa.com.

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Tetra Pak leadership with two of the 1,862 solar panels that will be installed at Tetra Pak's U.S. & Canada headquarters in Denton, Texas Pictured (left to right): Jason Pelz - vice president of circular economy, Tetra Pak Americas & Southeast Asia and Oceania; Adolfo Orive - vice president, Tetra Pak Americas; Carmen Becker - president and CEO, Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada; Charles Posey - vice president or supply chain operations, Tetra Pak Americas

Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD(tm)," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. (PRNewsFoto/Tetra Pak)

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