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  • Director General in the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, Vivian Brown, has hailed Honey Bun Limited for steps taken to improve its energy consumption, with the installation of 94 photovoltaic panels.
  • Installed by Sofos Jamaica Limited, the panels generate approximately 100 kilowatt hours of electricity per day.
  • Meanwhile, Executive Chairman of Honey Bun Limited, Herbert Chong, informed that the solar power project, which will be completed over the next five years, will reduce the company’s energy output significantly.

Director General in the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, Vivian Brown, has hailed Honey Bun Limited for steps taken to improve its energy consumption, with the installation of 94 photovoltaic panels.

At a ceremony to officially unveil the first phase of the project, at the company’s Retirement Road headquarters in Kingston, on May 27, Mr. Brown  said the move will have far-reaching significance for the company.

“What you have done here at Honey Bun, I assure you, will have positive implications for all in terms of growth, job creation and competitiveness,” Mr. Brown said.

Installed by Sofos Jamaica Limited, the panels generate approximately 100 kilowatt hours of electricity per day. The US$250,000 ($31,192,487) investment in renewable energy has already yielded a 14 per cent decrease in the company’s energy bill.

Mr.  Brown, who represented portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda,  hopes that this “bold move” by Honey Bun Limited will inspire other Jamaican manufacturers to follow in their footsteps.

The company was also commended by the Director General for receiving Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, which demonstrates a commitment to food safety, among other things.

Meanwhile, Executive Chairman of Honey Bun Limited, Herbert Chong, informed that the solar power project, which will be completed over the next five years, will reduce the company’s energy output significantly.

The Executive Chairman also pointed to plans to expand the Retirement Road facility.