Kimberly-Clark has struck a deal to purchase 1 million megawatt hours from EDF Renewables Rock Falls Wind project in Oklahoma and Invenergy’s Santa Rita Center in West Texas, according to a report published by Energy Voice.

The deal, which pertains to Kimberly-Clark’s North American manufacturing operations, will reduce the company’s emissions by 550 metric tonnes per year, and will see it better its 2022 target to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels some four years ahead of schedule in 2018.

“These agreements mark Kimberly-Clark’s first use of utility-scale renewable energy and are a step-change in our energy and climate strategy to reduce climate change impacts, improve operating efficiency and benefit cost savings,” said Lisa Morden, Global Head of Sustainability.  

 “These two renewable energy projects, combined with a number of other energy initiatives across the company, put Kimberly-Clark on track to deliver significant multimillion dollar cost savings from energy and climate projects by 2022. It’s a powerful demonstration of sustainability initiatives having both great environmental and business benefits.”