Nestle Australia’s factories, offices, distribution centres and other facilities will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity under a new power purchased agreement (PPA) signed with CWP Renewables.

Under the deal, clean electricity will be sourced from CWP Renewables’ Sapphire and Crudine Ridge wind farms in NSW.

“This means that when Aussies are enjoying Nestlé products made in our Australian factories, they can do so knowing that it is made by electricity that has been renewably sourced,” Sandra Martinez, CEO of Nestlé Oceania said.

The PPA will see the company avoid around 73,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

The 10-year contract will cover the electricity used in the companies six factories, two distribution centres, three corporate offices, 20 retail boutiques and laboratory.

Nestle, which in Australia includes brands such as Uncle Tobys and Milo, has committed to halving its emissions by 2030 globally and achieving net zero by 2050.