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Tetra Pak sets out  ‘Approach to Nature’ framework
Siân Yates

Siân Yates

20 May 2024

Tetra Pak sets out ‘Approach to Nature’ framework

Tetra Pak has announced the launch of its new ‘Approach to Nature’ framework, outlining 25 targets that aim to reverse nature loss and enhance water security. The framework has been established ahead of the United Nation’s International Day of Biodiversity on 22 May. It aims to align with global targets, including the UN’s global Biodiversity Plan, calling for action to halt biodiversity loss and support nature recovery across the globe. Tetra Pak’s new approach has been developed to manage the impacts of the company’s value chain on nature and to support the restoration of ecosystems. It also seeks to contribute to global water resilience by reducing impacts on local water resources and addressing shared water challenges in basins at risk. Among its 25 targets, Tetra Pak has committed to ensuring that 100% of its raw materials with the most significant land footprint will originate from certified or controlled sources by 2025. All of Tetra Pak’s high-water-impact suppliers will report on water use and quality by 2025. Additionally, by 2030, the company says it will eradicate waste-to-landfill from its production sites, as well as achieving a 50% water use reduction in best practice processing lines compared to 2019. Gilles Tisserland, vice president for climate and biodiversity at Tetra Pak, commented: “With over half of the world’s GDP heavily reliant on nature, the stakes could not be higher”. Tisserland said that Tetra Pak’s new framework reflects its commitments to environmental stewardship and longstanding action within the domain. The company was a signatory of the Business for Nature coalition’s COP15 business statement, urging governments to adopt the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework’s Target 15. Target 15 required large private companies and financial institutions to assess and disclose their risks, dependencies and impacts on biodiversity; inform consumers to promote sustainable consumption; and report on compliance. Eva Zabey, CEO at Business for Nature, said: “We encourage all companies to set a nature strategy – a clear plan for how they will contribute towards a nature-positive future by 2030. However, businesses can't achieve this alone; governments must create the right incentives to speed up corporate action to address nature loss.”

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