For everyone at Fogel, sustainability and caring for the environment are strong commitments that we have built into the core of our business. We’ve achieved many environmental goals throughout the past decades and are ready to take the next steps in our path to sustainability by transitioning to the utilization of renewable energy in our production process.
We have selected Enertiva, a leading solar power developer for Central America and Mexico, to install a solar plant for our manufacturing facilities in Mixco, Guatemala, with 1,372 solar panels and a global installed power of 775 kilowatts, generating 1,170,000 kilowatts of energy per year. Construction will take place in the second half of the year and is expected to be completed by late 2022.
With this project we will further reduce our carbon footprint, avoiding the emission of +460 tons of CO2 per year to the environment.
This project stems from the commitment to protect our environment as well as Fogel’s sustainability efforts with our community, products, and processes. Utilizing renewable energy will become another of our environmental milestones, such as being recognized as Carbon Neutral in our manufacturing operations, our ISO 14001 certification, and the implementation of multiple environmentally friendly features in our product lines.