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BayWa r.e. joins hands with Icebug for on-site solar procurement in Vietnam

The pioneer global renewable energy developer has announced partnership with Swedish company Icebug for decarbonizing apparel manufacturing in Vietnam.

The project is named “On-Site Rooftop Solar Group Procurement programme.” The pilot project was first rolled out in 2021, which received a huge success.

Following that, it helped to scale the project by including more factories and partners, and further opening doors between the renewable energy sector and the apparel industry, a local report mentioned.

According to the companies, the partnership will “realise the shared vision of both companies to accelerate the decarbonisation of brand supply chains and the manufacturing sector in Vietnam,” the statement reads.

David Ekelund, CEO, of Icebug was quoted in a statement, “We are committed to reducing our climate footprint by 50% by 2030 and as such, cutting energy emissions is key. We’ve spent a lot of time and effort to find out how to make the switch to solar power in an effective way that also benefits the factory owners. Together with BayWa r.e., we look forward to radically changing the footwear industry for the better.”

To be noted, Icebug manufactures at three factories in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Bryse Gaboury, General Manager, BayWa r.e. Energy Solutions APAC, remarked, “This partnership has opened up new opportunities for stakeholders in their carbon reduction projects. This enables stakeholders to reduce their carbon footprint quickly and easily without interrupting production.”


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