Tetra Pak has committed to reaching net zero emissions across its value chain by 2050.
This aim is being supported with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations.
The company will also set emissions reduction targets in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative across scopes 1, 2 and 3.
The company’s green house gas (GHG) accounts have been audited by an independent third party since 2013.
“We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal. In 2017, we were the first company in the food and beverage industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the SBT initiative,” said Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice President Packaging Solutions and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak.
“More recently, we joined the European Alliance for Green Recovery, the ﬁrst pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment solutions. Today, we’re once again leading the way by setting ambitious net zero emissions targets that will drive transformation right across our sector and the entire value chain. The planet’s greatest environmental challenge demands nothing less from us.”
Tetra Pak will focus on four key areas to reach net zero GHG emissions across its own operations by 2030, and to realise its 2050 ambition along the entire value chain:
- Lowering energy-related emissions through energy conservation, improvements in energy efficiency, installing on site solar photovoltaics (solar PV) and purchasing renewable energy.
- Partnering with suppliers and other stakeholders along the value chain to significantly reduce carbon footprint.
- Accelerating the development of its low carbon circular packaging and equipment portfolio and working to help customers achieve their emission reduction targets.
- Developing sustainable recycling value chains, via collaboration with customers, waste management companies, recyclers, municipalities, industry associations and equipment suppliers.