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We've ranked some of Australia's biggest companies on their progress to 100% renewable energy.

See which companies are leading and which are falling behind on the race to 100% renewable energy.

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Woolworths

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About

Woolworths is Australia’s largest supermarket chain with 995 stores across Australia, 115,000 staff and 29 million customers a week.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Woolworths has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Woolworths has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Woolworths has installed solar panels at over 100 stores and 2 distribution centres with a total capacity of 14MW. It has also installed a Tesla battery at Erskine Park distribution centre which enetered full operation in September 2018, and is paired with a 400kW solar system. Woolworths has been trialling electric trucks and has undertaken a large energy efficiency program.

Company Pollution information

Woolworths sat at number 5 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Westpac Bank

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On-site Solar

About

Westpac is one of Australia’s largest banks. It services 14 million customers.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Westpac has commited to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Power Purchase Agreement

Westpac has signed a power purchase agreement with the 120 MW Bomen Solar Farm, located approximately 10km northeast of the CBD of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. The bank will purchase just over a quarter of the solar farm’s output, meeting 45% of the bank’s 100% renewable target.

On-site Solar

Westpac has installed 2.5MW of rooftop solar across its operations. This is roughly the equivalent of 750 homes powered by clean and reliable energy from the sun.

Company Pollution information

Westpac sat at 131 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Vodafone

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Vodafone is a global telecommunications company that owns and operates networks in 25 countries, and has partner networks in 47 further countries. Vodafone is Australia’s third largest mobile carrier.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Vodafone globally has set a target to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for all its global operations by 2025, as part of the RE100 initiative. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking information on how this commitment applies to Vodafone’s Australian operations.

Power Purchase Agreement

Vodafone has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Vodafones states it has installed solar power on some of its network sites.

Company Pollution information

Vodafone sat at 82 on the list of biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Vocus Communications

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Vocus Communications, is an international telecommunications company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Vocus has 15 data centres across Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Vocus Communications has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Vocus Communications has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Sections of the Vocus inter-capital network are powered by 35 off-grid fibre optic communication shelters. These off-grid sites are 100% powered by solar and wind generators.

Company Pollution information

Vocus Communications was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Virgin Australia

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, commonly referred to as Virgin Australia, is one of Australia’s largest airlines and is the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Virgin Australia has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Virgin has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Virgin Australia has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Virgin Australia sat at 308 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Village Roadshow

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About

Village Roadshow Limited, is an Australian mass media and entertainment company active in diverse fields, including cinema, theme parks, film production and distribution.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Village Roadshow has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Village Roadshow has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Village Roadshow has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Village Roadshow sat at 220 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Vicinity Centres

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About

Vicinity Centres is a property management firm that manages many well known buildings.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Vicinity has made a public commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2030, and have stated to Greenpeace Australia Pacific that this also includes a 100% renewable electricity goal.

Power Purchase Agreement

Given its extensive rooftop space as a major property owner, Vicinity’s strategy is to meet its net zero carbon target through a mix of energy efficiency initiatives and on-site solar, rather via a corporate power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

In 2018, Vicinity announced a $73m investment into on-site solar in two stages which will deliver approximately 30MW capacity once complete. It is in the process of building a large solar shaded car park with more than 2,000 spaces across three shopping centres. Vicinity is also trialling innovations in renewable technology including bi-facial solar panels and solar glass.

Company Pollution information

Vicinity sat at 80 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

University of Sydney

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

University of Sydney is one of Australia’s leading universities. It is also Australia’s oldest tertiary institution. It has an enrolment of over 59,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Sydney Uni has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

University of Sydney has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Sydney Uni has installed 1MW of on-site solar. This is equivalent to about 300 homes. Sydney Uni has also undertaken a number of energy efficiency measures.

Company Pollution information

University of Sydney sat at 155 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

University of Queensland

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

University of Queensland is Queensland’s highest ranked tertiary institution. It has an enrolment of over 52,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

The University of Queensland has publicly stated it will be energy neutral by 2020. This means it will produce more renewable electrcity than it needs to power its campuses.

Power Purchase Agreement

Although University of Queensland (UQ) has not signed a PPA per se, in many ways it has gone further. The Warwick Solar Farm is an initiative to build, own, and operate a 64 MW ‘in front of meter’ renewable energy generator to offset 100% or more of UQ’s annual energy usage. The site is currently under construction and is due for completion early in 2020. Once complete UQ will become a ‘gensumer’ – an active energy market participant on both the generation and consumer sides of the equation. UQ is the first university in the world to undertake such an initiative .

On-site Solar

The University of Queensland has installed 6.31 MW of behind the meter solar. This includes the 3.3 MW Gatton Solar Farm and over 34 rooftop solar arrays.

Company Pollution information

Queensland University sat at 140 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

University of New South Wales

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About

University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a leading Group of Eight university, with campuses in NSW and the ACT. It has an enrolment of 59,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

UNSW has made a public commitment to secure 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

UNSW signed a 15 year solar PPA to purchase up to 124,000 MWh of renewable energy per annum from the 200MW Sunraysia Solar Farm near Balranald in south-western NSW. This agreement means 100% of its operations will soon be powered by renewable electricity.

On-site Solar

In 2019 UNSW added 230 KW of new rooftop solar generation capacity at Kensington campus, bringing its total solar capacity to over 1MW across 13 buildings.

Company Pollution information

University of New South Wales sat at 182 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

University of Melbourne

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

The University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s highest ranked tertiary institutions. It has an enrolment of over 48,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

The University of Melbourne has publicly committed to achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021. They also have a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Power Purchase Agreement

Melbourne University has signed two large scale PPAs. One was via the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, led by the City of Melbourne for the Crowlands wind farm currently in operation. The other was with a Telstra-led consortium for the Murra Warra wind farm which will be operational in early 2020. The combined commitment approximates the university’s current total electricity demand across all campuses.

On-site Solar

Melbourne University has installed 21 solar installations totalling around 7,000 panels across its campuses. These installations are generating enough energy to power roughly 900 homes.

Company Pollution information

University of Melbourne sat at 117 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Unilever Australia & New Zealand

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Unilever Australia & New Zealand covers 400 companies across three divisions of home & personal care, foods and ice cream. Some of its well known brands include Lipton Ice Tea, Lynx, Vaseline, Impulse, Rexona and Omo.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Unilever has set a global target to be powered with 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

Unilever is in the process of finalising their renewable electricity supply for Australia through a combination of a power purchase agreement and large scale renewable generation certificates.

On-site Solar

All of Unilever’s electricity supply is intended to be met through a combination of a power purchase agreement and large scale renewable generation certificates.

Company Pollution information

Unilever was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Transurban

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Transurban is one of the worlds largest toll road operators. It operates many toll roads across Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Transurban has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Transurban is in the process of finalising a PPA with a project in Queensland. This PPA will provide enough renewable energy to meet more than 80% of the company’s Queensland annual energy demand. Transurban is also exploring additional opportunities in their other Australian markets.

On-site Solar

Transurban has installed 170kW of solar panels across its operations.

Company Pollution information

Transburban sat at 168 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Telstra

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Telstra Corporation Limited is Australia’s largest telecommunications company. It builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other products and services.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Telstra has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Telstra has contracted to secure renewable electricity to power its operations. Telstra has signed up for a 429MW wind farm near Horsham, Victoria. It has also contracted to secure clean electricity from the north Queensland Emerald Solar Farm.

On-site Solar

Telstra has installed rooftop solar across 10,000 sites nationally.

Company Pollution information

Telstra sat at 11 on the list of biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Sydney Airport

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Sydney Airport Group is a private company that operates and manages Sydney Airport in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Sydney Airport has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. It is however committed to being carbon neutral by 2025.

Power Purchase Agreement

Sydney Airport has entered into an eight year contract to secure renewable energy from the 273MW Sapphire Wind Farm, near Glenn Innes and 134 MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, near Mudgee. Electricity contracted under the agreement represents up to 75 per cent of Sydney Airport’s electricity consumption.

On-site Solar

Sydney Airport has installed a solar array at its T1 precinct, generating over half a megawatt of renewable energy.

Company Pollution information

Sydney Airport sat at 171 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Stockland

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Stockland Corporation Limited is a diversified Australian property development company.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Stockland has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Stockland has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Stockland has installed on-site solar at a number of its sites. In 2018 Stockland rolled out 6.4 hectares of solar panels across ten of its retail town centres. At the time it was the largest rooftop solar project ever undertaken by a landlord in Australia.

Company Pollution information

Stockland sat at 165 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Star Entertainment Group

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Star Entertainment Group is a corporation which is primarily concerned with gambling and entertainment. It manages a number of casinos across Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Star Entertainment has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Star Entertainment has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Star Entertainment has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Star Entertainment sat at 150 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Scentre Group

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Scentre Group Limited is a shopping centre company with retail destinations operating under the Westfield brand in Australia and New Zealand.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Scentre Group has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Scentre Group has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Scentre Group has installed solar across its sites generating a total of 9 GWh per year. Examples of their installations include a 1MW system that has been installed at Westfield Carousel in Cannington, WA, and the Plenty Valley shopping centre which has a 300kWh system installed on its rooftop.

Company Pollution information

Scentre sat at 57 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Saputo

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Saputo is one of Australia’s largest producers of dairy products having recently acquired a number of Australian dairy companies including Murray Goulburn Co-operative. Its brands include Devondale, Coon, Cracker Barrel, Millel and a range of premium products like King Island Dairy.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Saputo has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Saputo has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Saputo has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Saputo would sit at approximately 62 on the list of top Australian electricity users in 2017-18. This figure combines operations of Murray-Goulburn and Warnambool Butter and Cheese reporting under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18. Both companies are now owned by Saputo.

Sanitarium

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Sanitarium has factories in Australia and New Zealand and produces a large range of breakfast cereals and vegetarian products, including iconic cereal brand Weetbix.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Sanitarium has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Sanitarium has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Sanitarium has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Sanitarium was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

RMIT

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

RMIT is a large university in Melbourne. It has a large enrolment of over 86,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

RMIT has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. However, it has made a commitment for its buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Power Purchase Agreement

RMIT has entered into a PPA to secure renewable energy through the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project. This project brought together a group of local governments, cultural institutions, universities and corporations to jointly purchase electricity from the Crowlands wind farm. This 80MW wind farm, consisting of 39 turbines, is located 20 kilometres north-east of Ararat. 25% of RMIT’s electricity is to be supplied by this wind farm from 2019.

On-site Solar

RMIT has installed a a 92kW solar PV system as part of its Sustainable Urban Precincts Program. This is intended to be a catalyst for further installations.

Company Pollution information

RMIT sat at 260 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Qantas

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Qantas has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Qantas has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Qantas has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Qantas sat at 109 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Optus

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About

Optus is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, providing broadbant, wireless and mobile services among others. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singaporean company Singtel.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Optus has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. It has a net zero emissions commitment by 2050.

Power Purchase Agreement

Optus has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement. However, it recently announced it will sign an agreement by mid-2020 to purchase renewable energy in Australia.

On-site Solar

Optus has installed on site solar sufficient to produce 129 MWh of solar power in 2017-18.

Company Pollution information

Optus (reporting as Singapore Telecom) sat at 41 on the list of biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Officeworks

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Officeworks is one of Australia’s biggest retailers of office products and supplies, with 160 stores nationwide. Its parent company is Wesfarmers.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Officeworks has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Officeworks has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement. It is however, listed as a potential buyer in a group power purchase being organised by the Large Format Retail Association.

On-site Solar

Officeworks reports it has installed on-site solar. Few details are publicly available.

Company Pollution information

Officeworks would sit at approximately 249 on the list of top Australian electricity users in 2017-18. We cannot provide an exact figure as Officeworks reports to the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme under parent company Wesfarmers. This figure has been extrapolated from Officeworks’ most recently reported emissions figures.

NEXTDC

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

NEXTDC is an Australian data centre company, with 9 facilities operating across Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

NEXTDC has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. It states publicly it has achieved carbon neutrality via offsets.

Power Purchase Agreement

NEXTDC has contracted to secure renewable electricity from the Crowlands wind farm as part of the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project. As a result, it is sourcing enough electricity to power more than 17,000 households in Melbourne for a year.

On-site Solar

NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne data centre has a 400kW solar rooftop array.

Company Pollution information

NEXTDC sat at 81 on the list of biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Nestle Australia

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Nestle Australia sells a wide range of foods and beverages to a large customer base across the country, ranging from coffee to snacks, baby nutrition, confectionery and more. Some prominent brands include Nescafe, Milo, Kit-Kat, Maggi Noodles and Uncle Toby’s.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Nestle globally has joined the RE100 initiative and committed to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy. However it has not set a target year. Nestle globally also has a goal to be net-zero emissions by 2050.

Power Purchase Agreement

Nestle has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Whilst not currently investing in on-site solar, 35% of Nestle’s energy use in Australia comes from using waste as a renewable energy source. This includes a factory at Gympie, where 65% of the energy used comes from spent coffee grounds from Nescafé production, and its Smithtown factory which uses sawdust from the local timber industry to create 85% of its energy. Nestlé Australia field staff are also migrating to using hybrid cars (approximately 300 vehicles). They have undertaken a range of energy efficiency initiatives.

Company Pollution information

Nestle sat at 130 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

National Australia Bank

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

National Australia Bank (NAB) is one of Australia’s largest banks. It has a customer base of 9 million Australians.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

NAB has commited to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Power Purchase Agreement

NAB has signed a contract to secure renewable energy from the 80MW Crowlands wind farm, near Ararat in Victoria as part of the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project. This project will produce enough energy to power about 17,600 householders every year.

On-site Solar

NAB has installed solar panels on 75 of its branches, business banking centres and its primary data centre with a cumulative installed solar capacity of 2,055kW. For branches with solar panels installed, these installations generate between 30-50% of a branch’s daily energy needs.

Company Pollution information

NAB sat at 153 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Myer

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Myer is an Australian department store chain, operating 61 stores across the country.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Myer has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Myer has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Myer has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Myer sat at 110 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Monash University

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Monash University is one of Australias premier tertiary institutions. It has an enrolment of over 78,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Monash University has publicly announced a target to become 100% powered by renewable electricity by 2030.

Power Purchase Agreement

Monash University has signed a PPA as part of a consortium to secure energy from the Murra Warra wind farm in Horsham, Victoria.

On-site Solar

Monash University has undertaken a significant program of onsite solar installing 10,000 solar panels across 44 PV systems with a total capacity of 3.7 MW. This will produce enough solar energy to power nearly 1,000 homes. Monash is also instituting a “smart building” system that can alter its temperature based on the preferences of occupants.

Company Pollution information

Monash University sat at 132 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Mirvac

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Mirvac is a company that both develops and manages real estate. This includes residential real estate, commercial real estate and group homes.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Mirvac has publicly committed to power 100% of its operations with renewable electricity by 2030 as part of its ‘Planet Positive’ plan.

Power Purchase Agreement

Mirvac has made a public commitment to make an agreement covering their consumption. While they have not yet signed an agreement, the process is underway.

On-site Solar

Mirvac has installed 2MW of solar on its sites and plans to install another 10MW.

Company Pollution information

Mirvac sat at 187 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Microsoft

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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About

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft operates globally but is headquartered in Washington, USA.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Microsoft has a target to power its operations by 100% renewable energy, with a near term goal of 50% by 2018, and 70% by 2030.  Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking clarification as to how this target relates to its Australian operations.

Power Purchase Agreement

Microsoft has signed over 16 deals to purchase renewable energy globally.  Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking clarification as whether it has undertaken any of these deals in Australia.

On-site Solar

Microsoft has not announced the installation of on site solar for Australian operations.

Company Pollution information

Microsoft was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Metcash

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Metcash owns and operates many prominent retail brands including IGA, Mitre 10, Home Hardware and Celebrations Liquor.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Metcash has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Metcash has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Metcash has installed 2.5MW of solar across its operations. This is the equivalent to about 750 homes powered by clean energy.

Company Pollution information

Metcash sat at 183 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Mars Australia

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Mars Australia is a food manufacturer that makes many of Australia’s most popular brands. This includes confectionary items like Snickers, M&M’s and Skittles. It also includes many ready made sauces like MasterFoods tomato sauce and the Dolmio range.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Mars Australia will meet its 100% renewable electricity commitment in 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

Mars Australia has signed a 20 year contract that will see 100% of its electricity sourced from renewable power by 2020. This contract will help facilitate the construction of the Kiamal Solar Farm near Ouyen, Victoria which will be operational in 2020. It will also help facilitate construction of a similar large project in NSW.

On-site Solar

Mars Australia has installed two 100kW solar farms at its Wodonga and Asquith manufacturing facilities.

Company Pollution information

Mars Australia has reduced its electricity emissions and is no longer on the list of large national polluters.

Macquarie Bank

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Macquarie Bank is an Australian multinational independent investment bank and financial services company.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Macquarie has commited to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Power Purchase Agreement

Macquarie Bank has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Macquarie Bank has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Macquarie Bank was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Lion

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Lion is a subsidiary of Japanese beverage giant Kirin. They produce and market a range of beer, wine, cider, spirits, dairy products and other beverages. Famous brands include Tooheys, XXXX and Little Creatures.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Lion has made a public commitment to power its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Power Purchase Agreement

Lion has signed a 10 year corporate PPA to cover its NSW operations, commencing 1st January 2020. The deal will support the construction of the 120 MW Silverleaf Solar Farm in Narrabri in regional NSW.

On-site Solar

Lion has installed an 860 kW system at its XXXX Brewery in Brisbane and there are plans to install a 650 kW system on the Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong in 2020.

Company Pollution information

Lion sat at 95 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Lendlease

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Lendlease Group is a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company headquartered in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Lendlease has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Lendlease has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Lendlease has installed solar across some of its operations. For example, during its redevelopment of the Sunshine Plaza it installed 2,700 solar panels with a capacity of 1.1 Megawatts. Another example is Bankwest Stadium which has a rooftop solar array producing 100kWh of clean electricity.

Company Pollution information

Lendlease sat at 88 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Lactalis

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
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On-site Solar

About

Lactalis, which recently changed its name from Parmalat, is one of the biggest dairy companies operating in Australia. Its prominent brands include Pauls Milk, Oak, Ski Yoghurt and Ice Break.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Lactalis has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Lactalis has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Lactalis has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Lactalis (reporting as Parmalat) sat at 161 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

La Trobe University

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

La Trobe University is a tertiary institution based in Victoria. It has an enrolment of over 38,639 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

La Trobe has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. However it has made a commitment to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2029. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking clarification as to whether this includes a 100% renewable electricity commitment.

Power Purchase Agreement

La Trobe University has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

La Trobe University is in the process of installing a large system of 7,000 solar panels across 27 buildings. At the peak of efficiency this is expected to supply up to half of the campuses daytime power usage. Over 3,300 solar panels have already been installed on rooftops at regional campuses in Mildura, Shepparton, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga. The university has also undertaken a range of other onsite initiatives.

Company Pollution information

La Trobe University sat at 276 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Kmart Group

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Kmart Group is a large retailer with 228 Kmart and Target stores across Australia. It employs approximately 31,000 people. Its parent company is Wesfarmers.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Kmart has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Kmart has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Kmart Group stores have installed solar panels a number of sites. For example, the Jandakot Kmart in WA has installed a solar system that will provide an approximate annual output of 294,000 kWh.

Company Pollution information

Kmart Group would sit at approximately 52 on the list of top Australian electricity users in 2017-18. We cannot provide an exact figure as Kmart reports to the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme under parent company Wesfarmers. This figure has been extrapolated from Kmart’s most recently reported emissions figures.

Kellogg’s

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Kellogg’s is an American multinational food manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan, United States. Kellogg’s produces cereal and convenience foods, with well known brands including Corn Flakes, Rice Bubbles, Special K and Nutri-Grain.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Kellogg’s globally has committed to powering all their operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2050, with an interim target of 40% by 2020. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is seeking clarification as to whether the Australian operation has a plan to meet this commitment by an earlier date.

Power Purchase Agreement

Kellogg’s has signed a contract to secure renewable electricity from Beryl Solar Farm.The energy generated by the solar farm is enough to meet all of Kellogg’s NSW operations and is equivalent to the electricity needs of approximately 25,000 average NSW homes.

On-site Solar

Kellogg’s has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar for its Australian operations.

Company Pollution information

Kellogg’s was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

JB Hi-Fi Group

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

JB Hi-Fi Group operates two of Australia’s biggest retailers in consumer goods and electronics – JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys. These two companies have over 300 stores between them.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

JB HI-FI has not yet committed to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

JB Hi-Fi has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement. It is however, listed as a potential buyer in a group power purchase being organised by the Large Format Retail Association.

On-site Solar

JB Hi-Fi has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

JB Hi-Fi sat at 212 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

ING Bank

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

ING Bank is a global financial institution with a considerable customer base in Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

ING Bank has commited to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

ING Bank has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement in Australia.

On-site Solar

ING Bank has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

ING Bank was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

IKEA Australia

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

IKEA is a homewares retailer with 10 stores across Australia. Its parent company is a Swedish corporation.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

IKEA has made a commitment to 100% renewable electricity globally by 2025. It also has a plan to become “carbon positive” reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than it emits.

Power Purchase Agreement

IKEA has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement. It is however, listed as a potential buyer in a group power purchase being organised by the Large Format Retail Association.

On-site Solar

IKEA generates 22% of its energy needs via 20,938 solar panels across its sites.

Company Pollution information

IKEA Australia was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

IBM

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

IBM is an international IT producer and services provider with operations in Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

IBM has not yet made a public commitment to power their operations with 100% renewable electricity. They have however, made a commitment to procure 55% of the electricity they use globally from renewable sources by 2025

Power Purchase Agreement

IBM Australia has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

IBM has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

IBM Australia was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Holiday Inn Holdings

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Holiday Inn owns and manages many hotels around Australia. It has hotels in most major cities.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Holiday Inn has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Holiday Inns has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Holiday Inns reports that one franchisee has invested in on-site solar.

Company Pollution information

Holiday Inn sat at 237 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Harvey Norman

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Harvey Norman is a large franchiser that specialises in a range of retail products including consumer electrical items, computers, furniture and bedding. It operates 3 major brands – Joyce Mayne, Domayne and Harvey Norman – and has nearly 200 stores across Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Harvey Norman has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Harvey Norman has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement. It is however, listed as a potential buyer in a group power purchase being organised by the Large Format Retail Association.

On-site Solar

Harvey Norman has installed solar at 15 franchised complexes, with a further 18 installations approved and awaiting commencement, as at September 2019.

Company Pollution information

Harvey Norman sat at 125 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Griffith University

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Griffith University is an institution based in Southern Queensland. It has an enrolment of over 47,000 students.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Griffith has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Griffith University is currently in the process of finalising a PPA to cover 40% of its electricity consumption.

On-site Solar

Griffith has installed 753 KW of solar across its campuses. It also has some wind and hydrogen capacity, has undertaken a a range of energy efficiency and battery initiatives and has invested in 65 hybrid vehicles and 7 electric vehicles (36% of its current fleet).

Company Pollution information

Griffith University sat at 227 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

GPT Management

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

GPT is one of the largest owners, managers and developers of retail assets in Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

GPT Group has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. However, it has a target to be carbon neutral across its operations by 2030. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking clarification as to whether this includes a 100% renewable electricity commitment.

Power Purchase Agreement

GPT has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

GPT Group has installed on-site solar across many of its shopping centres. For example, at their Casurina Square property, GPT has installed a solar array of 4190 panels. This system produces enough power to electrify 310 average Australian homes. It has also installed solar at its Rouse Hill, Maribyrnong and Citiport properties. GPT has also made Greenpower purchases.

Company Pollution information

GPT Management sat at 135 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Google

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Google is an American multinational technology company that specialises in internet-related services and products, which includes online advertising technologies, search engines, cloud computing, software and hardware.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Google adopted a 100% renewable electricity commitment in 2012, and claims that its global electricity demand is now matched with equivalent renewable energy supply. Google’s next step is to now match its demand with local renewable electricity supply in each country that it has operations.

Power Purchase Agreement

Google has undertaken a significant number of PPAs globally. However, Google has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement in Australia.

On-site Solar

Google has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar for its Australian operations.

Company Pollution information

Google was not required to report under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme in 2017-18.

Global Switch

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Global Switch is a international company that owns and operates data centres across the Asia-Pacific and Europe. It has recieved significant government contracts in Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Global Switch has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

Global Switch has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Global Switch has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Global Switch sat at 104 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Fujitsu Australia

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Fujitsu is a major provider of IT products and solutions, headquartered in Japan. It employs roughly 4,500 in Australia.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Fujitsu has set a target to secure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently seeking clarification as to whether Fujitsu has plans to meet this target at an earlier date in Australia.

Power Purchase Agreement

Fujitsu has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.

On-site Solar

Fujitsu has not yet announced the installation of any on site solar.

Company Pollution information

Fujitsu Australia sat at 102 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2017-18.

Fonterra

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Power Purchase Agreement
On-site Solar

About

Fonterra is the public face of New Zealand Milk (Australasia), a company who’s business includes manufacturing dry, condensed, and evaporated dairy products. Prominent brands include Mainland and Western Star.

100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030

Fonterra has not yet made a public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. It has however set a net-zero target for emissions by 2050.

Power Purchase Agreement

Fonterra has not yet announced the signing of any renewable power purchase agreement.