JAKARTA, Indonesia, 21 March 2022 – Beiersdorf, one of the world’s largest skincare brands with more than 100 years of success, signed a long-term agreement with TotalEnergies for a rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) installation to power 20% of the needs of Beiersdorf’s plant with green energy.
Under the agreement, Beiersdorf’s manufacturing site will be equipped with a 540 kWp solar power system installed by TotalEnergies. The system is likely to be running from June 2022. The 830MWh of electricity generated by the system each year will reduce carbon emissions by around 660 tons every year, equivalent to charging 71 million smartphones annually.
In addition to reducing the environmental footprint, Beiersdorf will be able to increase cost savings with the clean energy produced by the system for 25 years without any upfront investments.
Beiersdorf’s sustainability agenda Care Beyond Skin, which has been in place since 2020, sets ambitious and concrete targets, with which the company wants to actively contribute to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Environmentally friendly technologies and the reduction of Beiersdorf’s carbon footprint are at the heart of this sustainability program. 100% of all electricity consumed at Beiersdorf offices and production locations worldwide originates from renewable sources. In addition to purchasing 100% green electricity, Beiersdorf had installed photovoltaic systems at several of its production and office sites, including those installed by TotalEnergies. The solarization project in Indonesia with TotalEnergies is in line with Beiersdorf’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
Mehdi Ben Messaoud, President Director of Beiersdorf Indonesia, said, “At Beiersdorf, we intend to live up to our responsibility as a global company and make a significant contribution towards a climate positive future. This is why we are working intensively and continually on reducing our production-related emissions.” Dwi Mudriah, Production Centre Director of Beiersdorf Indonesia, complemented, “This project will significantly reduce the carbon footprint in our production facilities, making our facilities environmentally friendly. In addition, it also provides substantial savings in the long term”.
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia, said, “As the leading provider of solar solutions in the region, we are honored to be trusted by Beiersdorf to deliver cost savings and reduce carbon footprint. TotalEnergies provides its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial, and commercial perspective. We are committed to being a long-term energy partner for Beiersdorf and hope to collaborate further in the future.”
About TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation for Asia
TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation is a major international provider of fully integrated distributed solar energy solutions, including solar-powered rooftops, carport and ground-mounted solar power plants, with a portfolio of over 600 MW of projects in development and operation worldwide. Active in Asia since 2018, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation is one of the largest and fastest players in renewable energy distributed generation in the region for commercial and industrial customers, with a portfolio of over 100 MW of projects in development and operation. https://solar.totalenergies.asia
TotalEnergies, renewables, and electricity
As part of its ambition to get to net-zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewables and electricity. At the end of September 2021, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electricity generation capacity is 10 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world’s top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
Beiersdorf has stood for innovative, high-quality skincare products as well as pioneering skin research for nearly 140 years. Leading international brands such as “Nivea”, the world’s no. 1 skincare brand*, “Eucerin” (dermocosmetics), “La Prairie” (selective cosmetics), and “Hansaplast/Elastoplast” (plasters and wound care) are cherished by millions of people around the world day after day. Other renowned brands such as “Labello”, “Aquaphor”, “Florena”, “8×4”, “Hidrofugal”, “Gammon”, “Coppertone”, “Maestro”, “Chaul”, and “Stop The Water While Using Me!” round off its extensive portfolio. Through the wholly owned affiliate “tesa SE”, Beiersdorf is also a globally leading manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes and provides self-adhesive solutions to industry, craft businesses, and consumers.
The Hamburg-based company generated sales of €6.13 billion as well as an operating result (EBIT) of €993 million in the fiscal year 2021. Beiersdorf has more than 20,000 employees worldwide, who are connected by shared core values, a strong corporate culture, and the Beiersdorf purpose “Care Beyond Skin.” With its C.A.R.E.+ business strategy, the company pursues a multi-year investment program focusing on competitive, sustainable growth. The program is consistent with the ambitious sustainability agenda, with which Beiersdorf is generating clear added value for consumers, society, and the environment.
Source: Euromonitor International Limited; NIVEA by umbrella brand name in the categories Body Care, Face Care, and Hand Care; in retail value terms, 2020.
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