Tetra Pak will have delivered 200 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo by the end of April 2016, the packaging company has said.
Since 2007, the number of Tetra Pak cartons bearing the FSC logo has increased steadily each year to reach 54 billion in 2015, and the company expects that trend to accelerate as awareness among consumers increase even further.
With increasing consumer interest in environmental issues, companies are expected to communicate their impact on the environment and the actions they are taking in a transparent way, Tetra Pak said. The FSC logo enables consumers to choose brands that are committed to sustainable forestry.
Founded in 1994 by a group of non-governmental organisations, timber users and traders, FSC is widely recognised as the highest global certification standard for forest management. For a product to carry the FSC label there must be an unbroken chain of custody certification for all relevant sites. In 2015, the company secured FSC chain of custody certification for the last seven of its 92 facilities and legal entities worldwide.
At the time, FoodBev reported that the packaging provider had managed to CO2 emissions by 8%, despite a 7% increase in production; increased the amount it recycles by 28,000 tonnes; and led innovation in the sustainable packaging solutions sector.
And, earlier this year, Tetra Pak announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100 million packs of Tetra Rex bio-based cartons to customers during 2016, reflecting strong demand for the package since its launch a year before.
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