Kim-Fay, a leading local manufacturer of personal care, tissue, & 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.
Speaking about the initiative Raj Bains, Managing Director, Kim-Fay said, “We are energized by our Clean Energy Business Plan which is geared towards safeguarding our world for future generations. Our goal is to have 100% of our energy requirements from renewable energy and be totally self sufficient by 2022.” “Dubbed Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow, the overall impact of the initiative goes beyond improving Kim-Fay’s operational efficiencies; it’s a tool to integrate clean energy use into a unique sustainability business model. This will reduce costs on various levels of production from design to manufacturing, thus enabling customers to enjoy quality affordable hygiene brands” explained Raj
Ron Orlovsky CEO, Solar Power & Infrastructure Kenya, the company that installed Kim-Fay’s solar panels said, “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.” Guided by UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goal 7 – Affordable Clean Energy, which highlights the importance of industries like Kim Fay, adopting cost-effective technology to reduce the global electricity consumption by 14%, Kim-Fay is building on its organizational ethos which is to Uplift Lives.
“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,” added Raj.
Looking at Kim Fay at a glance, the company is adopting a phased approach to implement a clean energy initiative. The main goal of the company is to have 100% of the energy requirements from renewable energy and be totally self sufficient by 2022. Through this initiative Kim Fay will focus on reducing consumption at every stage of the product lifecycle – from design and manufacture to distribution and disposal.
Just to note:
- 35% of Kim Fays’ total power is currently from solar energy
- Phase one involved installation of 382 solar panels installed at the factory.
- This equates to 16,267 KWH per month of electricity and approximately 195.2MWH of clean solar energy each year.
- Did you Know? The earth receives more energy from the sun in just 1 hour than the world uses in 1 whole year.
Kim-Fay specializes in manufacturing superior quality personal care, tissue & hygiene products for the East African Market. Fay, which is the company’s flagship brand, has been trusted by Kenyan households for over 25 years.It is a market leader across numerous product categories, and has established itself as one of the strongest consumer household brands in the region. With a goal of embracing the latest global hygiene trends for East Africa, Fay has well established products of choice, in categories such as toilet paper, facial tissues, serviettes, aluminum foil, cling film, baby diapers & feminine hygiene products.
The rolling out of a clean energy business plan by Kim Fay shines light to other companies on the need to go green by completely switching to clean and renewable energy for a sustainable future.
For more information please contact
Mary Gitari, Brand Spark PR , Email: Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Mureithi , Marketing Manager – Kim Fay,Email: Amureithi@kimfay.com