McDonald’s, TNB To Reduce Carbon Footprint Through Renewable Energy

McDonald’s Malaysia further strengthens its commitment towards its environmental and sustainability efforts, aligning with McDonald’s Global commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050.

McDonald’s Malaysia inks strategic partnership with Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and GSPARX Sdn Bhd (GSPARX), for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities through the signing of a Supply Agreement with Renewable Energy (SARE).

The rooftop solar PV facilities will be installed at 100 selected McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurants across the nation in phases, with the project scheduled for completion by December 2024. 

Since June 2022, McDonald’s kickstarted its initial phase of sustainability initiatives in collaboration with TNB, which involves the installation of rooftop solar PV facilities at selected McDonald’s restaurants. In the first phase, GSPARX – a wholly owned subsidiary of TNB – has installed the rooftop solar PV facilities at 39 McDonald’s restaurants across the country, with a total capacity of 1216.18kWp. This marks an important milestone in McDonald’s journey towards long-term sustainability efforts. 

Under SARE, GSPARX will be responsible for constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining the rooftop solar PV facilities with a system size of 2.5MWp for the 100 McDonald’s restaurants. With the implementation of this solar project, McDonald’s Malaysia is expected to reduce its electricity cost by RM7 million across these restaurants.

“This collaboration reinforces our commitment to creating a more sustainable ecosystem. Moving forward, our sustainable goals form the cornerstone of how we grow our business, engage with communities, and minimise our impact on the environment,” said Dato’ Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia.

“We firmly believe that this collaboration will yield significant business growth for both organizations as we accelerate the efforts towards Energy Transition,” stated Dato’ Indera Ir. Baharin Din, President / CEO of Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

In addition to the signing of SARE, McDonald’s will also be entering another partnership with GSPARX for the development of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at selected McDonald’s outlets, as part of the company’s commitment to promote the adoption of clean energy solutions and support the growth of electric mobility in Malaysia. 

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