20 April 2022
Lumileds’ fully transitions to renewable electricity at Penang plants
Lumileds LLC of San Jose, CA, USA says that, as of 18 March, it has fully transitioned to 100% renewable electricity at its two manufacturing locations in Penang, Malaysia (reducing emissions by more than 40,000 tons of CO2 equivalent every year).
Lumileds describes this as a significant step forward towards fulfilling its strategic initiative to completely transition to electricity from renewable energy sources while at the same time contributing to Malaysia’s national vision to accelerate the development of renewable energy.
The transition has been made possible by the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) program, launched by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) in partnership with TNBX Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad) in November 2021.
“Lumileds is committed to taking urgent action to combat climate change by developing energy-efficient LED lighting solutions and our ongoing commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our operations,” says CEO Matt Roney. “Adopting the Green Electricity Tariff for our manufacturing sites in Penang is an important milestone on our sustainability journey and corresponds to a greater than 40% reduction of our carbon footprint from our worldwide operations,” he adds.
“Sustainability has always been the State’s utmost priority, and we are making palpable inroads along the journey,” comments Right Honourable Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang. “In the face of climate change, the adoption of renewable energy is a critical component in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the race towards zero-emission,” he adds. “Lumileds’ complete adoption of renewable energy in both its manufacturing plants not only exemplifies its outstanding corporate citizenship in leading the way on sustainable practices but also concurs with the State’s aim in building a resilient and sustainable ecosystem.”