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R.E. POWER SUPPLY AGREEMENT – Unilever Philippines and First Gen Corporation, through its licensed Retail Electricity Supplier, First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc., have signed an agreement for the supply of renewable energy to Unilever’s facilities. Present during the signing ceremonies were the following officials (from left): Unilever Philippines Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications Ed Sunico; Unilever Vice President for Procurement Asia and Global Capex Christian Byron; Unilever Philippines Vice President for Supply Chain Operations Marika Lindstrom; Unilever Philippines Chairman and CEO Benjie Yap; First Gen Chairman and CEO Federico Lopez; First Gen President and Chief Operating Officer Francis Giles Puno; First Gen Executive Vice President Richard Tantoco; and First Gen Senior Vice President Victor Emmanuel Santos.

Unilever Philippines signed  recently an agreement with First Gen Corporation through its licensed Retail Electricity Supplier, First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc., for the supply of renewable energy to Unilever’s Paco and Pasig facilities. The power purchase agreement between the two companies, signed on May 2, 2017, will enable 100% of Unilever Philippines’ operations to be powered by clean and sustainable sources of energy.

The switch to renewable sources of energy for its Paco and Pasig facilities provides Unilever with sustainable, secure and stable energy.

“The partnership between Unilever and First Gen underscores our commitment to sustainable manufacturing operations. We continually improve the way we manufacture, distribute, and operate so that we can positively impact our customers, communities, and the environment,” stated Unilever Philippines Chairman and CEO Benjie Yap.

Unilever Philippines and First Gen earlier signed a power purchase agreement for Unilever’s Cavite facility that is 100% powered by geothermal energy.

These measures are part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which includes a bold ambition to be carbon positive in its operations by 2030, with 100% of energy requirements coming from renewable sources.

“I admire the strategic stance taken by Unilever because it takes a steadfast, long-term vision and discipline to stay the course — committed to sustainability in a world where shareholders, competitors, and other stakeholders place so much short-term pressure on revenues, returns, net income, and share prices,” remarked First Gen Chairman Federico Lopez.

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