By the end of 2021, our goal is to source all of our electricity throughout the Group exclusively from renewable sources. This represents more than 80 percent of our total energy requirements. We have joined the global RE100 initiative to underscore this commitment, which aims to advance the purchase of electricity from renewable sources.
We have already reached our goal in Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands, Austria, and Hungary.
In this context, we are sourcing more green electricity directly, acquiring corresponding guarantees of origin, or concluding special power purchase agreements (PPAs), as is the case in the United States. Whenever possible and practicable, we invest in our own power plants, such as cogeneration plants or photovoltaic systems.
We use the “Renewable Energies” ESG KPI to measure our progress. In addition, we have also introduced parameters throughout the Group that are used to assess electricity procurement at all of our national companies in terms of sustainability.
Since 2019, we have been testing a climate-neutral power supply for mobile masts by using fuel cells instead of diesel generators. They are economical, silent, low-maintenance and, thanks to the use of bio-methanol, they are one thing in particular: carbon neutral.