Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has released the 2019 Sustainability Report, marking 21 years of sustainability reporting. The report underlines Tetra Pak’s shared actions, investments and aspirations of its sustainability journey, highlighting the company’s achievements in implementing a holistic value chain approach.
Tetra Pak sustainability report confirms the company’s commitment to achieving a low carbon and ultimately climate neutral circular economy. The company is on track to meet it’s 2020 carbon emissions reduction ambitions, by saving a cumulative total of 10 million tons CO2 equivalent since 2010 across the value chain.
Tetra Pak strives to reduce waste, keep materials in use and regenerate natural systems. An example of this is the use of renewable resources — natural materials that grow back, such as wood. All Tetra Pak’s paperboard is sourced from responsibly managed forests, certified by Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™).
Another element is recycling, which helps keep valuable materials in the economy. In 2018 the company signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and initiated partnerships with companies like Veolia to enable all components of used beverage cartons within the EU to be recycled by 2025, with the plans to expand the partnership to more markets around the world.
Following the global pattern, Tetra Pak Thailand drives its sustainability initiatives by optimising the use of resources and promoting the circular economy. In 2018 Tetra Pak Thailand together with WWF Thailand and FSC carried out FSC-label awareness campaign, inviting consumers to make responsible environmental choices while shopping for packaged beverages.
Tetra Pak Thailand also continues to run the Green Roof project which takes used cartons and recycles them into corrugated roofing sheets for the Friend in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Red Cross. The roof sheets are used for constructing homes and shelters for victims of floods and natural disasters. Tetra Pak has been running this project for over eight years providing more than 60,000 roof sheets helping thousands of people in need.
“To become more sustainable is something we work on every day. Tetra Pak Thailand has been demonstrating our commitment to the environment and social development for two decades. We are aware of environmental and social challenges in the Thai society and we have initiated and partnered various sustainability improvement programs with customers, retailers, local governments, NGOs, industry groups and the public. We know that we have a long journey ahead of us, but as we are committed to make concrete steps in collaboration with our partners, I am convinced that we will progress well in our sustainability journey” said Bert Jan Post, Managing Director, Tetra Pak Thailand.
Read the Tetra Pak Sustainability Report 2019 here: http://www.tetrapak.com/th/about/cases-articles/thailand-sustainability
More on Thailand initiatives here https://www.tetrapak.com/th/about/cases-articles/thailand-sustainability