Nestlé Waters North America has signed a purchase agreement with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) that will provide 100 per cent of the electricity for the company’s bottling facility in Sacramento, California.

Nestlé Waters is the only food and beverage company in Sacramento to purchase 100 per cent of its power from SMUD’s clean energy programs, Greenergy and Large Commercial SolarShares. Greenergy allows business customers to purchase its electricity from renewable resources such as wind, water, sun and biomass.

Large Commercial SolarShares allows large businesses in the Sacramento region to purchase solar energy directly from SMUD. The agreement is part of Nestlé’s global ambition to procure 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.

“As the State of California continues to act as leader on climate action and sustainability, we are dedicated to playing our part to increase the use of clean, renewable energy,” said Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer at Nestlé Waters North America. “From Allentown, Pennsylvania to Sacramento, California, I’m proud to say that, with the help of great partners such as SMUD, we are rapidly making our way towards achieving our 100 per cent renewable energy goal here in the US.”