Philippines plant set to become the 1st overseas production site to operate on 100% renewable energy

Philippine Manufacturing of Murata, (Batangas province, Philippines, hereinafter referred to as the “Philippines Plant”), a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing (hereinafter referred to as “Murata Manufacturing”), will be switching all electricity consumed at the plant to renewable energy from January 1, 2022. We began by installing solar panels on the roof of the Philippines Plant’s production building in May 2021 to facilitate the use of renewable energy. The Murata Manufacturing is converting all electricity consumed in the group’s business activities into renewable energy to meet the goals of the RE100* global environmental initiative. 

In recent years, the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and temperatures, as well as dramatic weather patterns, have become far more prevalent. To resolve this, it is important for us to work toward the realization of a sustainable society at a company level by implementing renewable energy and optimizing energy management. 

The Philippines Plant will become the first overseas production site to switch over to using 100% renewable energy, thanks to the array of 6,768 solar panels that was installed in May 2021. It is expected that this will reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 2,947 tons per year. There are also many volcanoes in the Philippines and it is known as the world’s second-largest producer of geothermal power. In addition to the electricity generated by the solar power array, we plan to utilize renewable energy that harnesses this geothermal power. 

The Murata Manufacturing is committed to promoting the use of renewable energy at its domestic and overseas locations to combat climate change.