Harris Freeman has a long history of sustainability in it’s Operations, Supply Chains and through product origin smallholder farmer projects via the Harris Freeman Foundation.
In December this year the latest Harris Freeman plant to go solar powered is the Harris Freeman factory in Vietnam.
The solar installation is truly impressive. It consists of 2272 solar panels covering over 6,000 square metres and will produce up to 5,000 kw each week. This is more than enough to power the whole site. Of course the sun doesn’t shine all the time, but when it does, excess power is fed back into the Vietnamese national power grid. At night the factory then draws back electricity from the grid.
Harris Freeman Vietnam General Manager, Prasanna Kumaraiah, said “our local team of co-workers and local contractors worked tirelessly to install the system in record time; this is a great step forward in our sustainability journey and will be avoiding the release of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide over the coming years”.