Requirements of RE100 companies
Companies joining RE100 make a global, public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.
To achieve this goal, they must match 100% of the electricity used across their global operations with electricity produced from renewable sources – biomass (including biogas), geothermal, solar, water and wind – either sourced from the market or self-produced.
RE100 companies can achieve 100% renewable electricity through:
- Procurement of renewable electricity sourced from generators and suppliers in the market: This can take the form of green electricity contracts with utilities, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) or renewable electricity certificates.
- Production of renewable electricity from their own on-site and off-site facilities: A company may produce its own renewable electricity from installations it owns or controls. These can be grid-connected or entirely off the grid.
To receive the full RE100 criteria please contact the team at info@RE100.org.
RE100 encourages companies to be completely transparent about the options they have chosen to meet their renewable electricity goals. This information is provided in RE100 company case studies and is available in the RE100 Annual Report.
Company progress towards 100% renewable electricity is reported annually to RE100 via CDP’s Climate Change questionnaire. Consumption and production of renewable electricity need to meet credibility and transparency requirements, and be verified by a third party.