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Firm rolls out clean energy business plan

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Kim-Fay East Africa, a leading local manufacturer of personal care, tissue and 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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Sustainable Development Goal 7 – Affordable Clean Energy, which highlights the importance of industries like ours, adopting cost-effective technology to reduce the global electricity consumption by 14%, Kim-Fay is building on its organisational 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.

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