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J&J Vision unites operations with a solar farm to cover electricity consumption

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Company will reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally by 2030

Johnson & Johnson Vision’s operations in Jacksonville, Florida, will be powered by solar energy by 2022, a move that is part of the company's effort to be more sustainable.

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100% renewable

The company has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with solar farm JEA, a community-owned utility, to cover its entire electricity consumption. Johnson & Johnson will purchase electricity from JEA’s ground-mounted solar farms starting in 2022. The move will allow the company to reach its goal of meeting all of its electricity needs with 100% renewables by 2025.

More broadly, J&J aims to reduce greenhouse emissions and reach carbon-neutral operations globally by the end of 2030. It has already made significant progress in this direction, according to reports.1

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In 2019, the total amount of renewable energy projects made in the U.S. rose to 16GW, up from approximately 10GW in 2018.1 According to an analysis from Bloomberg NEF, a significant portion of the global increase in clean energy procurement was attributed to the U.S.2

References

1. George S. Johnson & Johnson Vision to power global HQ with 100% solar electricity. Edie newsroom. April 28, 2021. Accessed July 27, 2021. https://www.edie.net/news/10/Johnson---Johnson-Vision-to-power-global-HQ-with-100--solar-electricity/

2. Corporate clean energy buying grew 18% in 2020, despite mountain of adversity. BloombergNEF. January 26, 2021. Accessed July 27, 2021. https://about.bnef.com/blog/corporate-clean-energy-buying-grew-18-in-2020-despite-mountain-of-adversity/

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