This month saw the RE100 scheme reach 300 members, with its newest tranche of recruits including global players; Epson, Heineken, LG Energy Solutions and Novartis.
The RE100 scheme was launched in 2014 by The Climate Group and its partner CDP, and requires large businesses to commit to buying 100% of their energy requirement from renewable sources by no later than 2050 (the average target date is 2028).
The survey results that accompanied the announcement show that RE100 members are making steady progress towards their goals with over 40% of total electricity usage being derived from renewable sources, more than double the proportion achieved in 2015.
The RE100 scheme initially focussed on major European and North American businesses. However, it is now showing major growth across the world, particularly within the Asia Pacific region. The success of the scheme clearly shows that there is an appetite for renewable energy and that this is necessary not only at a global level, but throughout supply chains.
Epson’s Global President, Yasunori Ogawa, said: “Epson is proud to join RE100 at this special time. Joining this important initiative not only expresses our strong commitment to 100% renewable electricity and to achieving the Paris Agreement goals, but encourages our customers and business partners to also make the switch.”
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