Berry Global Group Inc. will use green energy at the company's four locations in Mexico.
The Evansville, Ind.-based plastic processor has struck a five-year deal with Acciona Energía, a renewable energy company, to provide wind and solar power for the locations.
"We are firmly committed to expanding the number of renewable energy projects across our business each year to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate progress toward a net-zero future," said Rodgers Greenawalt, executive vice president of operations, in a statement.
Berry has four locations in Mexico — in San Luis Potosí, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Atlacomulco and Tlanepantla — and will use about 70 percent wind power and 30 percent solar power, the company said.
"In addition to being the lowest-cost option, this agreement inherently reduces our operational impacts and our customers' supply-chain emissions while minimizing the cost and price fluctuation associated with fossil fuels," Greenawalt said.
San Luis Potosí is the largest power user of the four locations, consuming about two-thirds of the electricity the company uses in the Mexico, Berry said.
The push toward renewable energy is part of Berry's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with operations. The company goal is to cut those emissions by 25 percent by 2025 compared with 2019 emissions.
Berry indicated the switch to solar and wind power in Mexico will result in reductions equivalent to emissions from 15,000 cars.
Acciona, based in Madrid, calls itself the largest global energy company using only renewable technologies.