About the initiative
We are working to increase our energy efficiency and consumption of energy from renewable sources, with the goal of migrating 100% of our distribution center operations to clean energy sources.
Our smart metering strategy allows us to remotely monitor energy consumption accurately and in real time in 11 of our distribution centers throughout Latin America.
By using smart sensors and real-time monitoring dashboards, we can make quick operational decisions to improve our energy efficiency.
More renewable energies in our energy matrix
To increase the share of renewable energies in Mercado Libre’s energy matrix, we have addressed two fronts:
- Clean energy generation by installing photovoltaic solar energy-driven systems in our buildings and administrative centers.
- Execution of Power Purchase Agreements with local providers of renewable energy.
In 2022, 8 distribution centers in Brazil, one in Chile, and one in Mexico began to be supplied with renewable energy. Among them is the Tepotzotlán center, the largest operation of Mercado Libre in Mexico, which allowed us to use 6,000 MWh per year of renewable energy.
We are working to achieve LEED certification for our buildings, which evaluates various aspects such as the selection of building materials, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, indoor environmental quality, water consumption, and sustainable development of open spaces. In 2022, we were proud to receive LEED Gold certification for both our Tesla and Polo Dot offices.
During the period, we also made progress in projects to modify the architecture of some buildings to optimize natural air circulation and balance temperature, reducing the use of air conditioning equipment and, consequently, electricity consumption.
31,394,993 MWh from off-site renewable energy sources.
30% of our operations supplied with renewable energy.
10 distribution centers
10 distribution centers supplied with renewable energy in Brazil, Chile and Mexico.