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Tetra Pak’s ‘2020 Sustainability Report’ Show Its Steadfast Commitment Despite Pandemic


Tetra Pak approaches sustainability by encompassing its “entire value chain”

Dailycsr.com – 19 August 2020 – The “2020 Sustainability Report” of Tetra Pak is now out which celebrates the company’s various work in line with protecting “food, people and futures in the past year”. Tetra Pak’s tradition of releasing its annual sustainable report has been going on from the year of 1999, while the latest report happens to be “poignant” especially due to the global pandemic as the global focus on “planet and the environment is being challenged”.
In the words of the President as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Pak in the U.S. and Canada, Jeff Fielkow:
“The pandemic has changed how we live and work, giving even deeper meaning to our promise to protect what's good. Now more than ever, we remain steadfast in our commitment to protect food, protect people and protect the future of the planet.”
Tetra Pak approaches sustainability by encompassing its “entire value chain” such as the society, environment and the challenges faced by the economy. Here are of the highlights of the company’s global operations, as mentioned by the press release of Tetra Tech:
  • Continuing to ensure food safety and help customers maintain uninterrupted food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Working alongside our customers worldwide to feed millions of children through school feeding programs and boost milk supply from smallholder farmers through our Dairy Hubs.
  • Pioneering Bonsucro Chain of Custody certification for plant-based polymers, a food and beverage industry first, that ensures full traceability.
  • For the fourth year in a row, made CDP's A List for leading efforts against climate change and protecting forests.
Below are mentioned some of the highlights from the list of work done by Tetra Pak, U.S. and Canada in the last entire year, as mentioned by the company’s press release:
  • Educating consumers as well as food and beverage industry professionals about innovations in sustainability.
  • Helping customers meet their sustainability goals through increased use of plant-based caps made from renewable sugarcane.
  • Upgrading the Denton, Texas Pilot Plant to reduce its environmental impact and better serve customers as they test products before going to market.
  • Investing in employee wellbeing, including offering resources, at-home activities and seminars during the pandemic.
Furthermore, Tetra Pak has also added:
“Looking forward, Tetra Pak has set an ambitious new climate goal. In June 2020, the company announced a commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its operations by 2030, with the ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions for the value chain by 2050”.