Food manufacturer Mars Australia has switched-on a deal with a regional Victorian solar farm to offset 100 per cent of the chocolate maker’s power consumption.
- Mars Australia manufactures products such as chocolate, pet food, and tomato sauce
- The company is offsetting its electricity use by paying a solar farm to put renewable energy back into the grid
- Mars says the deal will help it reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the Climate Council says it’s a good first step
Mars has six factories and two offices in Australia and the offset agreement produces “enough electricity to offset our operations across our business”, the company’s commercial manager Savannah Wallen said.
The deal, mooted in 2018, means Mars pays the Kiamal solar…