Nomad Foods has signed a power purchase agreement with Grastim JV to provide 2.4MW of solar energy per year to its Cisterna di Latina production facility in Italy, which manufactures over 80% of local Findus brand volumes. The use of photovoltaic panels is expected to deliver an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 1,180 tons.
The installation, consisting of roof top solar panels and ground mounted panels, will be the first Nomad Foods site to be equipped with solar power, supplementing the existing renewable electricity already utilized as part of the frozen food company’s wider decarbonisation plans.
Eduardo Bachiega, Nomad Foods’ chief supply officer, stated: “We are delighted to sign this agreement, which will reduce the overall carbon footprint of the site aligned to our SBTi commitments. We are already using 100% renewable electricity on site, as we do at all our legacy manufacturing plants across Europe. We are also actively exploring opportunities for additional renewable energy projects across our broader manufacturing portfolio.”
Headquartered in Feltham, England, Nomad Foods is Europe’s leading manufacturer and marketer of branded retail frozen food products. In addition to Findus, its portfolio of name brands includes Birds Eye, Iglo, Ledo and Frikom.