Unicharm Installed Solar Power Generation System at Malaysia Plant and Sri City Plant in India
Unicharm Corporation (CEO and President, Mr. Takahisa Takahara) announces that their local manufacturing plant in Malaysia, DSG (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and local subsidiary in India, Unicharm India Private Limited, Sri City plant have both installed solar power generation system. With the installation of these solar power generation systems, the Malaysia Plant (installed in late December 2022) will generate 2.18 million kWh per year and the Sri City Plant (installed in late January 2023) will generate 8.63 million kWh per year, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 8,480 tons per year for the two plants combined.
This will be their seventh and eighth plant that Unicharm Group has introduced renewable electricity※at its overseas plants, following Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, U.S.A., China, and Indonesia. In Japan, Unicharm’s Itami, Mie, and Unicharm Products’ Kyushu and Shikoku, and Peparlet’s three Shizuoka plants have already introduced renewable electricity.
Through these efforts, we expect to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from Unicharm Group plants by approximately 52,480 tons per year.
※ Electricity generated by natural or renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and small-scale hydropower.
In October 2020, we announced our medium-to-long-term ESG goals, "Kyo-sei Life Vision 2030," and have set "addressing climate change" as one of the key themes, aiming to switch all electricity used in our business operations to 100% renewable sources by 2030.
Contributing to the 17 SDGs through “Switching to Renewable Electricity”
Unicharm believes that the activity of “Switching to Renewable Electricity” will contribute to the following goals of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
We will continue to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by solving environmental and social issues through our business activities, including the provision of products and services.
Unicharm Sustainability Site https://www.unicharm.co.jp/en/csr-eco.html
Unicharm Kyo-sei Life Vision 2030 http://www.unicharm.co.jp/csr-eco/kyoseilifevision/index.html
Unicharm Corporation, ESG Division, Public Relations Office
Unicharm Corporation Website https://www.unicharm.co.jp/