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Unilever Forms Clean Energy Alliance with NRG

May 8, 2014

100% clean energy for all energy use at Unilever US sites by 2020 is the goal.

Unilever US, which purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for all of its sites through renewable energy certificates (RECs), says it is taking the “next step”in the process vi a partnership with NRG Energy, Inc.  The two firms have formed of a strategic accord that they contend “revolutionizes the relationship between the energy and consumer products sectors, and further demonstrates the importance of collaboration to tackle global challenges.”
 
Through this novel partnership, NRG will help Unilever take the next step beyond RECs by providing solutions for onsite and offsite renewable generation resulting in 100% clean energy for all energy use at Unilever US sites by 2020.
 
Through the partnership, NRG will employ various alternative energy technologies that will be scalable and transferable to other industry sectors. This approach will further demonstrate NRG’s commitment to creating a sustainable energy future for companies and consumers. The innovative and cost-effective solutions developed through this partnership will further position Unilever as an industry leader in sustainable operations.
 
“Unilever, through its commitment to clean energy, is demonstrating in a truly meaningful way that it cares about its consumers and their well-being in a manner far beyond that of conventional companies seeking to sell products. They also are demonstrating through actions, rather than just words, what being a leader in the clean energy economy means,” said David Crane, president and CEO of NRG. “We, at NRG, are very proud to be Unilever's partner in this journey to a future that we will be proud to bequeath to our children.”
 
“We are making good progress on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in the US, but we must do more to drive system change,” said Kees Kruythoff, president, Unilever North America. “This transformational partnership with NRG to move all of our U.S. operations to 100% renewable energy will make our business more resilient, sustainable, and profitable. It is our hope and expectation that our collaboration with NRG will also inspire a broader acceleration and uptake of renewable energy technologies.”
 
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