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Tetra Pak reveals 20% drop in GHG emissions across value chain since 2019
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8 July 2024

Tetra Pak reveals 20% drop in GHG emissions across value chain since 2019

Our newly published report tracks the progress we have made towards our sustainability agenda, focusing on five interdependent areas: food systems, circularity, climate, nature and social sustainability. It shows a 20% reduction in value chain¹ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a 47% reduction in operational GHG emissions² since 2019. The latter puts Tetra Pak on track to meet its target of net-zero GHG emissions in its own operations by 2030³ and supports the company’s long-term ambition to work together with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders and achieve net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050.⁴


Another major milestone in 2023 was the launch of an aseptic beverage carton featuring a paper-based barrier, reducing the carbon footprint by a third (33%)⁵ and bringing us one step closer to developing the world’s most sustainable food package.⁶ This world-first was a result of a €100 million investment in packaging research and development in 2023, with the same investment planned annually over the next five to ten years.


President & CEO Adolfo Orive says: “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. We understand the responsibility that comes with this role. We remain committed to playing our part to transform the world’s food systems, to ensure they are more secure, resilient and sustainable.”


 

1Scopes 1, 2 & 3. Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company. Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain.

² Scopes 1, 2 and business travel

³ Scopes 1, 2 and business travel – compared to 2019.

⁴ Scopes 1, 2 & 3 - compared to 2019.

⁵ Carbon Trust™-verified Tetra Pak ‘Carton CO2 Calculator’ model version 9 (valid from 2023-01-01). Scope: cradle-to-grave measurement of a Tetra Brik® Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton with plant-based polymers in coating and paper-based barrier compared to a standard Tetra Brik® Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf package. Geography: EU Industry data.

⁶ Tetra Pak’s ambition is to create the ‘world’s most sustainable food package. This means creating cartons that are made of renewable or recycled materials, which are responsibly sourced, thereby helping protect and restore our planet's climate, resources and biodiversity; contributing towards low carbon production and distribution; convenient and safe, therefore helping to enable a resilient food system; fully recyclable.


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