The new manufacturing and creative centre, being developed to house CPL Aromas Colombia, has successfully activated 284 solar panels that have been installed as an integral part of the new build.
CPL Aromas, the world’s leading fragrance-only fragrance house, has committed to working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and this installation of solar panels supports their work towards these goals. When designing the new factory in Colombia, CPL saw an opportunity to make the new building as green as possible.
284 panels now cover the roof of the facility in Tocancipá, spanning approximately 800m2 and 100% of the energy produced by the panels will be used by the CPL Aromas site. The amount of energy that will be generated depends on the sun, however, since the panels have been switched on, they have produced the equivalent energy required to operate a TV set for approximately 700 days. Within a year the panels should provide up to 30% of the site’s total electricity usage.
Emily Heron, Head of the sustainability team at CPL Aromas says “Solar energy is a smart choice for CPL as it has many environmental and financial benefits. Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. CPL has set an ambitious objective to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and this sizable installation will help us make significant strides towards this.”
To read more about CPL’s sustainability strategy (in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals), 2018’s Sustainability Report is available on request from email@example.com.