Tetra Pak announced a net zero emissions ambition across the value chain by 2050, supported by an intermediate 2030 target of net zero emissions across its own operations.
Tetra Pak has released its 22nd annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the progress achieved on various aspects of sustainability throughout its business operations in 2020. The report assesses the company’s efforts toward sustainability, shedding light on its future commitments and ambitions.
Khaled El Ebrashy, Marketing Director of Tetra Pak Egypt, noted “In 2021, our Egypt Area team has reached a new milestone – 1,000 accident-free days at our customers’ sites and offices. It’s all thanks to our office staff, engineers, projects team and all our field force colleagues who have put a lot of time and effort to engage with our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) initiatives and reach this amazing result.
He added, ” We dedicated time to teach and train all employees, especially our field force about our OHS policies, procedures, making sure they always stay safe, this is a significant achievement for us, as safety always comes first.”
Marcelo Piva, Regional Sustainability Director Middle East and Africa, said, “Our sustainability report asserts the need for a comprehensive, holistic approach to sustainability. This is to enable us to secure and preserve the food produced all over the world, all the people we work with, and the planet earth where we live. Towards that end, we have maintained a particular focus on reducing our carbon footprint, increasing recycling, protecting biodiversity, and enhancing access to safe, nutritious food for people worldwide.
Piva added, “The last decade has witnessed considerable progress in all three areas of focus, in addition to our ambitions to achieve net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050. We aim to deliver the world’s most sustainable food package, made solely from responsibly sourced renewable or recycled materials, is fully recyclable and carbon neutral.”
Tetra Pak has supported continuity of safe food supplies throughout the COVID-19 crisis, together with customers and suppliers.
Collaborations to ensure 64 million children in 45 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages in their schools, despite the pandemic.
Expansion of its Dairy Hub initiatives, including in Albania and Senegal, to provide support for 39,806 farmers, of which 98% were smallholders.
Ranked as a leader by CDP for environmental transparency and action for the fifth year running.
Received “Great Place to Work” certification after pilot applications in four countries (achieving “Top Company” status in two of these).
Expanded its global diversity advisory panel and established a similar panel within each of its four regions, increasing the number of colleagues involved to 65 from 15 in 2019.
Launched first-of-its-kind low energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks.
Exceeded its 2020 climate goal, demonstrating that decoupling economic growth from climate impact across the full value chain is possible. This means Tetra Pak has been able to lower its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% versus 2010, including an outstanding –70% GHG reduction in its own operations from 2010 to 2020 (scope 1 and 2).
Announced a net zero emissions ambition across the value chain by 2050, supported by an intermediate 2030 target of net zero emissions across its own operations.
Led and implemented a wide range of activities across the recycling value chain in local markets around the world, recycling 49 billion carton packages worldwide
In terms of recognitions, Tetra Pak achieved a “double A” ranking for climate and forecasts from CDP, making Tetra Pak the only company in the packaging industry to be recognized two years in a row. The company also ranked in the top 1% of companies in the industry category, according to EcoVadis, an international organization that provides holistic sustainability ratings service of companies.
Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative, and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.