EDC now powers Mondelez Philippines’ Sucat plant with geothermal energy

Mondelez Philippines strengthens its commitment to sustainability by powering its Sucat, Parañaque plant with 100% renewable energy. The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in Bicol is now supplying clean and uninterruptible geothermal energy for the company. Present during the ceremonial retail supply contract signing held last April 4th in the Mondelez Philippines office in Parañaque were (from left to right) Mae Corona, Mondelez Philippines Legal Counsel; Atul Kulkarni, Mondelez Philippines Plant Lead; Victor B. Santos, Jr., First Gen Senior Vice President; Marvin Kenneth Bailon, EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading; and Toff Rada, Mondelez Philippines Corporate and Government Affairs Country Manager.

Mondelez Philippines, the local unit of global snack giant Mondelēz International, Inc., has taken another step towards empowering people to snack right by making its operations more sustainable. The company’s manufacturing plant in Sucat, Parañaque City is now powered by 100% geothermal energy as supplied by its partner, the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region.

Mondelez Philippines is best known for providing Filipinos with their favorite snack products such as Eden cheese, Cheez Whiz, Tang powdered beverage, Oreo cookies, Toblerone, and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. The company aims to be a snacks leader in the country by providing consumers with the right snack, for the right moment and made the right way. The latter means setting the benchmark in being a responsible business and contributing to the community where they operate in.

Globally, the company has declared its 2020 sustainability goals, which include the 15% reduction of its absolute carbon dioxide emissions in its manufacturing worldwide by 2020. The shift of its Sucat plant to 100% renewable power is Mondelez Philippines’ contribution towards achieving this goal.

“We are proud to source our power from 100% renewable energy. Sustainability for our company is about preserving our world and its people. We all depend on just one planet. The smart and sustainable use of natural resources to reduce our environmental footprint is necessary now more than ever. This latest initiative complements our other sustainable projects in the Philippines,” shared Mondelez Philippines Plant Lead Atul Kulkarni. “We have a biomass boiler which uses biodegradable sources of fuel, a rainwater treatment facility in our plant to lessen water waste, plastic waste recycling projects, and solar power systems, which all contribute to the achievement of our sustainability goals.”

“We are honored to have a global company such as Mondelez Philippines sharing the same values as us,” EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading Marvin Kenneth Bailon shared. “Geothermal energy, for us, is the holy grail of renewable energy. It is the only baseload renewable energy, which means it can run 24/7, without depending on the seasons. This makes it a reliable source of uninterruptible power.”