Nike and Spanish utility company Iberdrola announced a new partnership that will supply Nike’s facilities in Europe with wind power.
The new partnership means Nike will begin sourcing 100 percent renewable energy in Europe. The company says it will source 75 percent renewable energy globally by 2020.
“Delivering on our sustainability commitments, like working towards 100% renewable energy across our owned and operated facilities worldwide, is just one of the ways we protect the future of sport,” said Nike Chief Sustainability Officer Noel Kinder.
The power purchase agreement will supply Nike’s European facilities with 40 megawatts of clean electricity from the Cavar wind complex in Navarra, Spain, Iberdrola announced.
The new agreement was the third between Nike and the multinational utility company, and the first in Europe. The two pervious agreements were in the United States, one of which supplies Nike’s Beaverton, Ore. Headquarters with renewable energy from the Leaning Juniper windfarm near Arlington, Ore. and the Juniper Canyon windfarm near Glendale, Wash.
“Large businesses with a focus on sustainability are showing that they can be a positive force in tackling climate change,” said Xabier Viteri, Iberdrola’s director of renewables.