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‘Protecting What’s Good’ Enables Tetra Pak To Deliver On Its ‘Brand Promise’


At Tetra Pak, integrating sustainability into the value chain, has allowed the company to work on three main categories to fulfil its corporate responsibilities towards the society.

Dailycsr.com – 11 October 2017 – In the words of the Chief Executive Officer as well as the officer of Tetra Pak, Dennis Jönsson:
“As I travel around our global markets, I am regularly impressed by the innovative and wide-ranging ways in which Tetra Pak people are helping deliver on our brand promise: PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™. It is a promise that extends beyond our long-held commitment to protect food, capturing too our undertaking to protect people, both inside and outside the company; and to protect futures: the planet’s, our customers’ and our own. It is a promise that ensures sustainability is not an isolated function within Tetra Pak, but rather an integral part of the decisions we make and the actions we take, right along our value chain.”
Now the company has come up with its “latest Sustainability Update 2017” that underscores the “annual progress” made and the “key achievements” bagged by Tetra Pak in the fields of “environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance”.
Moreover, the latest update has featured information under GRI guidelines for the first time ever, whereby it has conducted “a materiality assessment” for identifying and prioritising various business aspects wherein the stakeholder impact is “the greatest”.
The performance of Tetra Pak has been divided under three categories, namely Food, People and Futures. The first category is “driven by the company’s vision to make food safe and available, everywhere”. The second delivers on the commitment of the company towards its employees and the communities wherein “it operates”, while the last one looks into “ways that best protect the future of the earth” through services and product development along with operation and action strategies.
Below is a list of highlights featured in the report, as mentioned in the Ethical Performance:
  • Tetra Pak has a long tradition in providing practical support to governments and other partners when school feeding programmes are introduced and implemented. Throughout 2016, more than 67 million children received milk or another nutritious beverage in Tetra Pak packages
  • Over 60+ years working with customers and partners to make food safe and available everywhere via innovative and market-leading food processing and packaging solutions
  • Safeguarding and supporting the growth of 24,100 employees worldwide
  • Over 600,000 learning hours were taken up by employees during 2016
  • In January 2016, Tetra Pak became the first company in the food packaging industry to have its climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative
  • In April 2016, Tetra Pak announced the delivery of 200 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council ™ (FSC™) logo
  • In June 2016, Tetra Pak joined RE100, committing to increase use of renewable electricity from 20% to 100% across all global operations by 2030. In May 2017, the company announced surpassing 30% renewable electricity
  • In December 2016, Tetra Pak launched Tetra Brik® Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap™ 30, the first aseptic packaged with the highest class of Vincotte certification for its use of renewable materials