16/09/2022 Press release
TotalEnergies and McDonald’s Sign MoU to Develop Solar and EV Charge Solutions in Fiji
Suva, September 16, 2022 – TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies SE of France, and Vuvale Restaurants (Fiji) Ltd, the exclusive operator of all McDonald’s restaurants in Fiji, have enterWDQed into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the development of solar and electric vehicle (EV) charge solutions for all McDonald’s restaurants across the country.
“We are delighted to partner McDonald’s Fiji to extend our long-standing partnership from the present retail services, to supporting their decarbonization journey. Today’s MoU signals the start to explore solarization projects for all McDonald’s restaurants and offer EV charging services to their customers, and commercial and fleet partners. The partnership is a contribution to get to net zero emissions by 2050, together with society,” said Dennis-Michael CUAYCONG, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji).
“McDonald's is one of the world's largest restaurant chains. Everything we do leaves a lasting impact on the planet. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure our impact is positive. That's why we're so committed to using our scale for good in Fiji. And we are working hard to promote sustainability, renewability, and environmental care in all our restaurants. Because at the end of the day, we only have one planet. And it's up to all of us to work together in protecting it. TotalEnergies is the ideal partner for McDonald’s Fiji, given their expertise in renewable energies and driving new technology initiatives, in particular with industrial partners, to reduce GHG emissions,” said Marc McElrath, McDonald’s Fiji Managing Director.
Since 2018, TotalEnergies in Fiji has started to equip all its company-owned service stations with solar panels. All 22 TotalEnergies stations in Fiji will be solarized by end 2023, which will contribute to the reduction of around 9,000 tons of carbon dioxide over an average 25-year operational period.
TotalEnergies and McDonald’s have worked together for over 10 years in Fiji and they have a strong business partnership. The companies are also exploring joint development in other projects including TotalEnergies’ Wash services and marketing partnership initiatives at McDonald’s restaurants, McCafé outlets, and TotalEnergies’ service stations.
About TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd
TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd. has been officially operating in Fiji since 2006. Throughout the country, TotalEnergies Fiji has been involved in marketing various energy and lubricants products and services to its customers in both the private and public sectors. We offer a wide range of products through more than 30 service stations with 25 Bonjour Shops, lubricants and car care products. Through the TotalEnergies Card, customers are offered a convenient way to make and manage fuel purchases. TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd owns six storage facilities in Fiji with the main terminals located at Walubay and Rodwell Road in Suva and Vuda Point in Lautoka. For more information, please visit www.totalenergies.com.fj.
About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 servicestations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
About McDonald’s Corporation
McDonald's Corporation is an American-based multinational fast food chain restaurants. In the past two years, McDonalds unveiled two new innovative Net Zero-designed restaurants in Orlando, Florida and in the UK’s Market Drayton. The flagship location in Orlando is completely self-sustainable, generating all of its power from its own sources of renewable energy. Utilizing solar panels, solar glass panels, green spaces, kinetic bikes, and low-flow plumbing fixtures, this location is one of the first restaurants in the world designed to have Net Zero status.
Meanwhile, the UK’s first net zero carbon-designed restaurant is partially powered by solar panels and wind turbines, and the building cladding is crafted from recycled IT equipment and household appliances. Even the drive-thru lane is made from recycled tires, which produce less carbon dioxide and allow more water to be absorbed. Innovations from this revolutionary restaurant will start to be rolled out in new McDonald’s restaurants built in the UK from this year.
It's not just in our restaurants that are committed to sustainable energy. Our partnered organizations, too, are just as focused on protecting the environment as we are. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), for instance, incorporates sustainable design principles and features in 100% of all new RMHC construction, including the addition of 10 new Ronald McDonald House programs in 2021.
RMHC Chapters around the world are committed to achieving the best use of resources. From energy and water efficiency to materials selection and waste management, RMHC is further advancing mission delivery by creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces that promote well-being for guest families, staff and volunteers.
TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd : + 679 322 9227 l [email protected]