, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22- Kim-Fay, a local manufacturer of personal care, tissue and hygiene products, has plugged into the National Green Industry Action Plan with the installation of 382 Solar Panels on its factory roof.
Kim Fay joins the growing number of green factories in Kenya seeking to increase operational efficiency while reducing their electric-power carbon footprint.
The manufacturers’ Clean Energy Initiative underpins Kenya’s Green Industry Action Plan designed to promote the adoption of new energy-efficient solutions to help factories meets Kenya’s vision 2030 clean energy goals.
Managing Director Raj Bains says the goal is to have 100 percent of the firm’s energy requirements from renewable energy and be totally self-sufficient by 2022.
Bains says the move will reduce costs on various levels of production from design to manufacturing, thus enabling customers to enjoy quality affordable hygiene brands and help save the company Sh5 million a year.
“This begins with the understanding that the way we use resources today shapes the world of tomorrow. And as part of our sustainability vision, we are committed to actively encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same so that together we drive the message home,” Bains added.
According to the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goal 7 – Affordable Clean Energy, adopting cost-effective technology to reduce the global electricity consumption by 14 percent.
“Investing in solar energy is a smart move for factories because solar panels last long and have few maintenance problems compared to other sources of power available. In addition, the energy is free, clean and renewable,” noted Ron Orlovsky CEO, Solar Power & Infrastructure Kenya, the company that installed Kim-Fay’s solar panels.
Kim-Fay specialises in manufacturing superior quality personal care, tissue & hygiene products for the East African Market.