Unilever launches MENA’s largest personal care liquid manufacturing unit powered by solar

H.H Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group, officially opened the 100,000 square metre factory, capable of an annual production of 100,000 tonnes of liquid personal care products a year, on 21 December 2016.

Under the leadership of Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, the ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan validates the launch of this manufacturing facility.

Yellow Door Energy will provide solar power to Unilever’s Dubai Personal Care (DPC) manufacturing facility, located in Dubai Industrial Park. DPC is MENA’s largest personal care liquids manufacturing unit in investment, output and size. The solar plant that that sits on its property will be a 1MWp ground mounted installation, enough to power 400 homes.

Yellow Door Energy supports Unilever’s commitment to become carbon positive by 2030, and the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy. The factory is home to the region’s largest solar private solar park and is one of the first factories in the region to have both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.

“Our commitment is very simply to have a positive footprint in the world — a world where you have enormous issues like food security, or climate change, or the geopolitical conflicts that we see in this region,” said Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

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