SWITZERLAND – Tetra Pak has launched its 25th Sustainability Report, highlighting significant progress in its sustainability agenda across five key areas: food systems, circularity, climate, nature, and social sustainability.

Launched on June 5, the United Nations’ World Environment Day, the FY23 Sustainability Report reveals a 20% reduction in GHG emissions across Tetra Pak’s value chain since 2019 and a 47% reduction within its own operations.

This achievement puts Tetra Pak on track to meet its target of net-zero GHG emissions in its operations by 2030 and supports the company’s long-term ambition to achieve net-zero GHG emissions across the entire value chain by 2050.

The company’s major milestone this year was the introduction of an aseptic beverage carton with a paper-based barrier, which reduced its carbon footprint by a third (33%).

This innovation is a significant step towards developing the world’s most sustainable food package. It is backed by a €100 million investment in packaging research and development in 2023, with similar investments planned annually for the next five to ten years.

Adolfo Orive, President & CEO of Tetra Pak, commented: “Collaboration across the food industry is ever more important to feed a growing population sustainably.

“Our global presence and end-to-end solutions provide daily opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders across the value chain, from farmers and food producers to suppliers, policymakers, consumers, and others.

“We understand the responsibility of this role and remain committed to transforming the world’s food systems to ensure they are more secure, resilient, and sustainable.”

The FY23 Sustainability Report also highlights other significant achievements and ongoing initiatives, including:

Tetra Pak has made significant strides in various areas of sustainability. The company expanded its School Feeding Programmes, helping 64 million children in 49 countries access milk and other nutritious beverages.

In terms of recycling, Tetra Pak achieved a 7% increase in the collection and recycling of carton packages worldwide and a 14% increase in the volume of polyAl sent for recycling.

Additionally, Tetra Pak continued to demonstrate leadership in corporate transparency and performance; for the eighth consecutive year, it was included in the CDP Forests ‘A List’ and received an ‘A-‘ rating in Water Security, despite being the first year of reporting in this area.

These achievements underscore Tetra Pak’s commitment to protecting food, people, and the planet through innovative and sustainable practices.

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