ACEN Renewable Energy Solutions (ACEN RES), the retail electricity arm of the Ayala group, has tied up with healthcare solutions company Zuellig Pharma to supply 100 percent renewable energy to two of its key distribution facilities in the country.
It said in its statement that ACEN RES will support Zuellig Pharma’s path to carbon neutrality by powering its Santa Rosa and Canlubang distribution centers with renewable energy.
“With the shift to 100 percent renewable energy from ACEN, the two distribution centers will reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10,600 tons each year, equivalent to the amount of CO2 absorbed by 92,739 trees in their lifetime or approximately 30 years,” said the firm.
ACEN further said the partnership falls under the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) program, a government initiative allowing high power-consuming end-users to choose their electricity suppliers. RCOA provides businesses, such as Zuellig Pharma the opportunity to opt for renewable energy supply, solidifying their commitment to sustainability.
“ACEN is thrilled to join forces with Zuellig Pharma, a company that shares our robust commitment to sustainability. We are proud to support Zuellig Pharma by powering their operations with clean, renewable energy,” ACEN chief operating officer Miguel de Jesus said.
“The switch to renewable energy for two key distribution facilities in the Philippines is an important milestone for us, as we work toward reducing our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint across our operations and supply chains,” Zuellig Pharma Philippines market managing director Jannette Jakosalem said.
“This is a clear testament to our dedication in combating climate change. We have a longstanding commitment to build a healthier and more sustainable future for all in Asia and will continue our efforts in making an impact on climate action,” Jakosalem said.
The firm said that its partnership with Zuellig Pharma expands the client sectors of ACEN RES further. ACEN became the first energy company in Southeast Asia to establish a robust net zero roadmap in March. The roadmap outlines the company’s near-term and long-term emission reduction targets by 2050.
ACEN is the only Filipino-owned energy company with significant renewable energy assets in the Asia Pacific region consisting of mostly solar and wind plants in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India.