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Universal Robina Corp. (URC) signs an agreement with MPower/Vantage, Bacman, and First Gen for supplying power in 18 facilities in Luzon and 2 in the Visayas through solar, hydro, and geothermal energy.
This also includes factory units in Antipolo, Bulacan, Cavite, Pasig, Laguna, Cebu, and Negros Occidental. This comes after the country’s push towards net-zero commitments and using renewable energy sources for its energy needs.
“One of our focus areas is climate action. Under climate action, URC is gearing towards net-zero by 2050. We aim for a low-carbon economy by optimizing the use of renewable energy amongst other tools to reduce the impact of GHG emissions,” URC Chief Sustainability Officer David Lim said.
The goal is to have all our plants utilize electricity from 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. It means balancing green house gases which the company emits and removing it.
Philippines will working on reducing carbon footprints to 75% by 2030. URC in the Philippines has been installing solar panels at its manufacturing facilities. It has up to 1 megawatt installed at its plant in Canlubang, Laguna, and some 21 kilowatts at its Vitasoy facility in San Fernando, Pampanga.