How does a Moorestown-based provider of rigid set boxes, folding cartons, corrugated displays and thermoformed packaging solutions commit to completely renewable energy? For starters, it contracts with a national energy advisory firm and multinational electric utility company.
McLean Packaging said Thursday it has an agreement with national energy advisory firm 5 and ENGIE Resources LLC on a five-year plan that supports the development of renewables. The deal supports McLean’s zero-carbon transition and sustainability goals, which include sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.
McLean Packaging has three production facilities across New Jersey and Pennsylvania totaling nearly half a million square feet – making its commitment to 100 percent green energy substantial. Its usage will be 100 percent matched by Green-e certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), as determined by the Center for Resource Solutions. The independently-verified credits play a critical role in making green power possible for electricity consumers nationwide, by providing revenue to support new projects.
The RECs in this agreement include offshore wind credits, representing environmental benefits equal to removing more than 6,500 gasoline-powered passenger cars from U.S. roads.
“From installing more than 75,000 solar panels to utilizing paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative, sustainability has been at the forefront of McLean Packaging’s operations for years,” said Jeff Besnick, vice president of McLean Packaging. “As consumers continue to demand products that espouse eco-friendliness, we are proud to play our part in providing packaging with as small a carbon footprint as possible – from power sourcing to materials.”
McLean is also committing to a program of perpetual progress in sustainability via expert consulting. 5’s team will continue to provide market intelligence, account management services, and ongoing analysis to support McClean Packaging’s commitment to environmental stewardship and energy cost control.