Saudi's Almarai cuts emissions, increases use of solar power by 119%

Tadawul-listed company has reduced car fuel consumption in its sales, distribution and logistics department by 4 percent

  
A man looks at dairy products produced by Almarai at a grocery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 2, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A man looks at dairy products produced by Almarai at a grocery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 2, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia leading multinational dairy company Almarai has taken several steps to reduce emissions and increased the use of solar energy by 119 percent, according to its annual Sustainability Report 2020.

The Tadawul-listed company has reduced car fuel consumption in its sales, distribution and logistics department by 4 percent as compared to 2019. According to the report, clean energy accounted for 2.5 percent of the total power consumption, which is 4.4 percent within the sustainability strategy’s limits.

“Climate change can pose risks to agricultural production,” said Abdullah Al-Otaibi, head of corporate communication and public relations at Almarai. He said in order to fight climate change the company is taking measures to ensure sustainable growth.

Al-Otaibi said their energy strategy is based on solar power generation, increasing operational efficiency and energy monitoring efficiency, and improving the energy culture in pastures.

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