Tetra Pak highlights “new milestones” in annual sustainability report

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Tetra Pak has published its annual Sustainability Report, which highlights that it invested €40 million to advance carton collection and recycling.

Tetra Pak, the Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company, says its 23rd Sustainability Report highlights the company’s achievements and ongoing initiatives to protect food, people, and the planet.

The report says that Tetra Pak have reduced operational GHG emissions by 36%, with 80% of energy coming from renewable sources, doubling the solar energy capacity to 5.55MW. It also highlights how the company has invested €40 million to support the collection and recycling of 50 billion cartons, contributing to a circular economy.

Also amongst the achievements in the report was how 61 million children in 41 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages through school feeding programmes.

The cost of inaction on sustainability today is a world we won’t recognise tomorrow.

In the report, Tetra Pak committed to halve food waste, water consumption and carbon footprint of its best practice processing lines by 2030. The report also highlighted that the company had sold 17.6 billion plant-based packages and 10.8 billion plant-based caps, it says this equates to 96 kilo tonnes of CO2 saved compared to fossil-based plastic.

President & CEO at Tetra Pak, Adolfo Orive, said: “Sustainability is not just in the agenda. It is the agenda. We must ‘walk the talk’ by maximising our positive impact on nature and society, by continuing to embed sustainability as a key business driver and decision-making criteria.

“Our ambition is to lead sustainability transformation within our industry and our initiatives in this regard have continued over the last 12 months, working together with our customers and partners to support their own efforts as well.

“The cost of inaction on sustainability today is a world we won’t recognise tomorrow. Our progress depends on being able to embrace a mindset which drives both growth and sustainability for a better future.

“I recognise the long journey ahead and the step change needed by the industry. Collective action, innovation, new operating models and unconventional partnerships will be necessary to accelerate the current pace of change towards a more sustainable tomorrow.”

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