In line with its sustainability strategy to help reduce the impact of climate change, HEINEKEN México and Enel Energía México (EEM), a retail subsidiary of the Enel Group (“Enel”), announced an agreement in which for the next 10 years, the latter will provide the Dutch firm with 100% clean energy from the wind and solar portfolio of Enel’s renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power. The power provided will be used for the operations of the brewery located in Meoqui, Chihuahua.
The agreement establishes that each year the plant will be supplied with 28.8 GWh of renewable energy, equivalent to planting more than 405,000 trees annually; withdrawing almost 3,200 vehicles from circulation; or avoiding the emission of 16,100 tons of CO2.
In this regard, Marco Antonio Mascarúa Galindo, Vice President of Corporate Affairs of HEINEKEN Mexico, said that “this alliance is historic and something to be proud, as it represents a firm step towards the goal of making this year’s operations of the company 66% renewable in terms of energy consumption, with the aim to achieve 100% in 2030.”
He recalled that Heineken México uses renewable electricity in some of its production plants, distribution centers and in “SIX” stores located at different states of the country and said that through all actions in this area, Heineken México ratifies its commitment to socio-environmental responsibility reflected in results such as the 10% decrease in CO2 emissions in production, thanks to the use of biogas and renewable energy, as well as a reduction to 2.8 liters of water to produce a liter of beer.
He added that with the agreement signed, the Meoqui facility, will consolidate its position as the first brewery in Latin America that functions under an ecosystem of circular economy, since it also shares waste from production with other nearby companies as materials for reuse, hence reducing waste to zero and reducing environmental impact.
Paolo Romanacci, Enel Country Manager in Mexico, said that the agreement signed with HEINEKEN México is a major milestone for the company in the country. “With this agreement, we become a strategic ally of one of the most sustainable and innovative companies, not only in Mexico, but in the world. In addition to sharing these values in our operations, we strengthen our commitment to reduce the impact of climate change.”
With this strategic partnership, Enel consolidates its position as a competitive qualified supplier for any industry, as well as its role of key player in strengthening the Mexican electricity market by offering the best energy solutions with clean and sustainable electricity at competitive prices.
Romanacci emphasized that Enel is one of the largest private operators of renewable energy in the country, with a managed capacity of over 2,660 MW and around 320 MW of projects under construction.