Visa’s corporate campus in Foster City, California is committing to transition to 100% renewable energy. The company has enrolled in the ECO100 program from San Mateo County’s official electricity supplier Peninsula Clean Energy’s (PCE).
The credit card and digital payment company is one of the largest participants in Peninsula Clean Energy’s optional ECO100 product that is available to all of PCE’s 290,000 customers in San Mateo County. Visa’s enrollment will prevent between 1,400 to 1,800 tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere compared to conventional energy sources. Visa highlighted the partnership with PCE on its blog celebrating the company’s celebration of Earth Day.
“The decision by Visa to enroll in the Peninsula Clean Energy ECO100 product helps make Visa a corporate leader in the transition to renewable energy,” said CEO Jan Pepper of Peninsula Clean Energy. “Visa is one of our biggest customers, and its choice to go 100% renewable is an important indicator of its environmental commitment to our communities.”
“Visa is proud to lead in the transition to 100 percent renewable electricity in San Mateo County,” said Douglas Sabo, vice president and head of Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy at Visa Inc. “Our enrollment in ECO100 will help us meet our goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity use across our global operations by the end of 2019 and is another example of delivering on our promise to operate responsibly, ethically and sustainably.”
News item from PCE