Kleenex owner is cleaning up its carbon footprint by using Scottish windfarm to power its UK factories
Kimberly-Clark, the US owner of Kleenex, is cleaning up its carbon footprint by using a Scottish windfarm to power its UK factories.
The Texas-based personal care giant has signed an agreement with renewable energy firm Octopus, which will supply green electricity from an onshore windfarm at Cumberhead in South Lanarkshire.
Thinking outside the box: Kleenex owner Kimberly-Clark has signed an agreement with renewable energy firm Octopus, which will supply green electricity from an onshore windfarm
Once the £75million windfarm is complete next year, it will supply 80 per cent of the electricity at Kimberly-Clark’s three UK factories and fully power its two main distribution centres.
Octopus is funding construction through its London-listed investment fund, Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust.
The power purchase agreement is the first for Kimberly-Clark outside the US.
The firm, whose brands also include Andrex and Huggies, called it a ‘significant step’ in decarbonising its UK operations.