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Tetra Pak reveals 20% greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Tetra Pak reveals 20% greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Tetra Pak, a food processing and packaging solutions company, has reduced 20 percent in value chain Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and a 47 percent reduction in GHG emissions since 2019 as stated in its sustainability report.

The firm’s sustainability report tracks the progress it has made against its sustainability agenda by a focus on food systems, circularity, climate, nature and social sustainability as its five interdependent areas.

“Collaboration across the food industry is ever more important to feed a growing population sustainably. Our global presence and end-to-end solutions give us opportunities every day to collaborate with stakeholders across the value chain, from farmers and food producers to suppliers, policymakers, consumers and others,” Adolfo Orive, president/CEO at Tetra Pak said.

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Tetra Pak sustainability report was launched on the United Nations’ World Environment Day marked on June 5.

“Another major milestone saw the launch of an aseptic beverage carton featuring a paper-based barrier, reducing its carbon footprint by a third (33 percent) and bringing the company a step closer to developing the world’s most sustainable food package,” it said.

“This world-first was a result of a €100 million investment in packaging research and development in 2023, with the same investment planned annually for the next five to ten years,” the report stated.

Tetra Pak’s Sustainability Report for the 2023 full year highlighted further the company’s achievements in the past year, and its ongoing initiatives to protect food, people and the planet.

These include expanding school feeding programmes, in which the company helped 64 million children in 49 countries to get access to milk and other nutritious beverages through school feeding programmes; accelerating recycling: Amount of carton packages collected and sent for recycling across the world rose by seven per cent compared to 2022.

Tetra Pak got recognition for its leadership in corporate transparency and performance; and received an ‘A-‘ rating in water security, despite it being the first year of reporting in this area, and actively implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.