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    Securing a Greener Grid: wind farm powers operations of Signify, HEINEKEN, Nobian and Philips

    June 19, 2023

    Securing a Greener Grid: Signify, HEINEKEN, Nobian and Philips power European operations with clean electricity thanks to new wind energy initiative

     

    • In the first deal of its kind, Signify, HEINEKEN, Nobian and Philips, as a pan-European consortium, secure a renewable electricity guarantee from the new Mutkalampi wind farm
    • The 10-year agreement with the Mutkalampi wind farm will deliver 330 GWh of renewable electricity per year to the consortium, the equivalent electricity to power 40,000 households
    • Owned and operated by Neoen, the new facility is the largest operating wind farm in Finland

    Mutkalampi, Finland – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), HEINEKEN, Nobian, and Philips celebrate the opening of Finland's largest active wind farm that will provide a renewable electricity guarantee for the consortium of the Netherlands-headquartered companies. The 10-year agreement with the Mutkalampi wind farm delivers 330 GWh per year to the consortium – the equivalent electricity needed to power 40,000 households. This renewable electricity helps to avoid over 230,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

     

    In the first agreement of its kind, the consortium committed to contracting renewable electricity from the wind farm for the first 10 years through Virtual Power Purchase Agreement in 2020. The electricity is physically delivered to the Finnish grid while the four consortium partners benefit from the Guarantees of Origin. This provides income stability for the renewable project, while guaranteeing clean energy for the consortium members.

    This ground-breaking partnership ensures we can power our European operations – including our facilities, factories, offices, and warehouses – on renewable electricity for the next decade, while accelerating the European transition to clean energy. The facility powers Signify’s operational electricity use in the EU, excluding Poland, where we have an existing agreement in place. We’re proud to partner with like-minded organizations as we continue our sustainability journey and reinforce our commitment to reduce our emissions at double the pace of the Paris Agreement 1.5 degrees scenario by the end of 2025.”

     

    Maurice Loosschilder
    Head of Sustainability at Signify

    Marco Faes, Director Corporate Affairs Europe, Heineken: “As part of our ambition to Brew a Better World, we are accelerating the transition to decarbonise our breweries. Together with our colleagues in Global Procurement, we have made great progress in adopting renewable energy. The wind farm in Mutkalampi, Finland moves us one step closer to reach 100% renewable electricity in Europe within a year – in line with our global ambition to be net zero in scopes 1 & 2 by 2030. This includes all our breweries and logistics sites. We’re happy to be partnering on this VPPA and we remain focused on our net zero journey ahead.”

     

    Johan Hospers, Director Energy at Nobian: “This opportunity where we secure a share of the output of the Mutkalampi windfarm is important to become more sustainable. It contributes to us realizing our renewable energy targets as expressed in Nobian's ‘Grow Greener Together’ strategy. A long term commitment from Nobian, and our consortium partners, to realize additional wind projects such as Neoen’s Mutkalampi windpark, is a great example of how we can become greener and how industry can contribute to a sustainable energy system.”

     

    Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability at Philips: “Climate change challenges societies and healthcare systems worldwide. This renewable electricity partnership raises the bar in how we can jointly increase green energy supply across Europe. With the opening of the Mutkalampi wind farm, we are securing renewable electricity supply that will help power our global operations for the next 10 years, as well as enabling our customers’ transition to sustainable healthcare. This is an important step as we work towards achieving our 2025 climate targets.”

     

    The new wind farm has been developed, is owned, and operated by Neoen, a leading independent producer of renewable energy.

    About Heineken

     

    HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution, and focused cost management. Through "Brew a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. It employs over 80,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY).

     

    About Nobian

     

    Nobian is a European market leader in the production of salt, essential chemicals, and energy for industry, varying from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable provision of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali, chloromethane, and hydrogen, thanks to our integrated value chain with modern production locations in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. We have a strong history in salt production which goes back more than 100 years to 1918, and we have deep experience in underground energy storage. Our 1,600 employees are dedicated to becoming safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. This is how we ensure that today’s essential products keep improving our lives in the future through chemistry on which you can rely. www.nobian.com

    About Royal Philips

     

    Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Corporate Communications

    Willem van Ewijk

    Tel: +31 6 4028 1109

    E-mail: willem.van.ewijk@signify.com

    About Signify

     

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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