TANAUAN CITY, Batangas—PMFTC Inc. inaugurated Tuesday its $3.1-million, 2.5-megawatt solar power plant inside its 25-hectare manufacturing facility at the First Philippine Industrial Park here that will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
PMFTC became the third affiliate of Philip Morris International in Asia to have its own solar power plant, next to Pakistan and Indonesia.
“This is an example of the way that we want our future to approach our sustainability commitment. We are committed to have a sustainable investment in the environment and this the first project of this scale of investment of $3 million in a solar photovoltaic plant. The idea is to help us reduce our carbon emissions,” PMI manager for environment Carlos Sanchez said.
The solar project, built in partnership with Spectrum, Manila Electric Co.’s affiliate company, converts electricity using photovoltaic modules that do not produce any carbon emissions. It covers around 10 percent of PMFTC’s power demand in the factory.