November 20, 2020
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Thanks to a recent agreement, San Miguel has increased to 67% the energy consumption share that will come from clean sources at its Industrial Complex in Tucumán.

San Miguel has taken a big step forward in its climate action and entered into a new agreement with renewable energy company Central Puerto. Thus, beginning in August, the Industrial Complex in Tucumán increased its clean energy consumption, reaching 67% of total consumed and potentially up to 100% of renewable energy sourcing based on the availability of the wind farm.

This new agreement strengthens the company's climate action plan that includes initiatives such as incorporating renewable energies, periodically calculating its greenhouse gas inventory and preserving more than 8,000 hectares of native woodlands that act as a CO2 sink.

This is how San Miguel expects that, within a 10-year period, it will avoid emitting 73,972 tons of carbon dioxide and capture more than 370,000 tons of CO2, which is equal to what 700,000 people consume at home. 

By 2021, it is estimated that 100% of energy consumption by the Industrial Complex will come from renewable energies. “We are proud of this new step that shows our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint from our products and to creating value in harmony with our environment," said Paula Marincioni, Global Environment, Health and Safety Manager at San Miguel.

Through these measures, San Miguel contributes to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, including responsible production and clean energy use; at the same time, the company fulfills in advance the objective established by Argentine Law No. 27191 on Renewable Energies, which requires that by 2025 20% of electricity demand be supplied by clean sources produced in the country.