07 Apr '11, 2pm

Unilever Canada Makes Enormous Green Power Purchase

Unilever's (NYSE: UL) Canadian subsidiary will soon be the country's single largest commercial purchaser of renewable electricity after signing a deal to purchase 59,000 MWh of green power from Bullfrog Power. The purchase means that many of the products Canadians buy every day, including those from Becel, Hellmann's, Knorr, Sidekicks, Ben & Jerry's and Popsicle, will be made in facilities that are powered with 100% renewable power. The decision is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Bullfrog said the size of the renewable energy purchase is so substantial that it requires the creation of a new "Visionary" category at the top of the bullfrogpowered Green Index, Bullfrog's national ranking of green power purchasers in Canada. The power purchase covers all of Unilever's manufacturing facilities and offices in Ontario-accounting for 90% of its Canadian operations--w...

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