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A step closer to 100% renewable electricity

In 2017, our use of electricity from renewable sources such as biomass, biogas, solar power and renewable energy certificates (with guarantees of origin) reached a total of 46%.

This was largely thanks to the energy generated by our own rooftop solar installations in India, China and Switzerland, which produced a total of 3,819 MWh of renewable electricity.

In a world where climate change can cause disruption to energy supply, the use of resilient and renewable technologies such as solar is a smart way to go. Every hour, the sun is estimated to transmit more energy to the earth's surface than the world’s entire population uses in a year. And since the sun’s energy is unlimited, it is also an extremely reliable energy source.

2017 performance 46%

More widespread use of clean energy sources - such as solar - not only contribute to reduced CO2 emissions but also to the reduction of pollution-related health issues. What’s more, tapping into the sun’s energy is becoming more economically viable as payback periods get shorter and we start to see real economies of scale.