- The agreement was signed with Enel Generación and linked to Blumar's sustainability and commitment to the environment.
- As of today, Blumar's energy consumption will receive the I-REC (International Renewable Energy Certificates) green seal, a guarantee of origin recognized worldwide.
Santiago, April 7, 2021. Blumar Seafoods and its subsidiaries PacificBlu, St. Andrews, and Frío Pacífico signed an energy supply contract with Enel Generación to change their energy matrix. It will be supplied only with clean energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, or hydro. The milestone involves the companies obtaining certification and green seal, which among other benefits will bring: energy traceability; certification of origin and ownership; minimization of environmental and social impact, sustainability management with a model in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals specifically with goal 13 Climate Action.
"We have taken a significant step forward, where we have appropriately combined business development with a vision that is friendly to the environment and communities, both in the fishing and salmon farming sectors. Blumar and its subsidiaries' commitment is to continue delivering top-quality products produced with the best sustainability standards, contributing to healthy eating, and taking charge of the climate emergency that the world is experiencing. It is a source of satisfaction to know that the energy that illuminates and operates our processes comes from renewable sources.” commented Blumar Seafoods' General Manager, Gerardo Balbontín, during the signing of the virtual agreement this morning.
This contract was awarded to Enel through a bidding process carried out by MatchEnergía, a consulting firm, and will last for four years, for an approximate annual total of 72 GWh.
"Our goal is to ensure that the benefits of Chile's energy transition to a clean and efficient energy matrix reach our customers. We are proud to pursue an objective and a challenging context due to the ongoing sanitary emergency. With this supply contract and through these certifications, we support our customers in meeting their strategic objectives, such as having operations that are increasingly sustainable and friendly with their community and environmental surroundings." said Paolo Pallotti, general manager of Enel Chile.
After one year, the exclusivity of the Green Energy sold to the customer is verified, which certifies the participating companies with a green seal, allowing them to use this distinctive mark in their products' marketing.
Thus, this agreement is part of its sustainability strategy, where one of its main pillars is environmental responsibility. Undoubtedly, this agreement represents a significant step forward in the way the company manages its daily processes.