KFC Philippines has further solidified its reputation as an eco-conscious quick-service restaurant (QSR) within the country by successfully implementing solar panel-mounted rooftops at 64 of its stores.
This noteworthy initiative has led to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, totalling 606,164 kg, making KFC a standout player in the QSR industry’s sustainability efforts.
The solar panel (photovoltaic) systems installed on these 64 KFC outlets are projected to generate over 2,600,000 kWh of electricity annually. This proactive step towards cleaner energy usage has positioned KFC ahead of its peers in terms of environmental responsibility.
Maria Judith Marcelo, the General Manager of KFC Philippines, emphasized the brand’s dedication to sustainable growth and environmental stewardship. Alongside the solar panel project, KFC Philippines has pioneered eco-friendly measures like utilizing e-bikes for delivery and adopting more sustainable packaging.
KFC Philippines aims to increase the number of stores with solar panel-mounted rooftops to 80 by the conclusion of 2023. As of the end of 2022, the company had successfully implemented this technology in 47 of its branches.
Depending on factors such as roof size and operating hours, the photovoltaic (PV) system can contribute up to 20% of the energy requirements for the stores. KFC’s solar panel installations stretch from Nueva Ecija in the North to KFC Iligan and KFC Lanang Davao in the South.
Moreover, KFC plans to extend its solar panel initiatives by installing panels in the parking lots of 22 of its stores. This approach will provide additional electricity savings for branches that are already equipped with rooftop PV systems. The first KFC solar parking project is set to be completed in August.