Tetra Pak FY22 Report Shows Progress on Sustainable Transformation
Tetra Pak has published its Sustainability Report FY22, highlighting the company’s progress across five interconnected areas: food systems, circularity, climate, nature, and social sustainability.
According to the report, Tetra Pak achieved significant milestones in 2022. It reduced operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 39%, with 84% of energy from renewable sources. This puts the company on track to achieve net zero within its operations by 2030. Additionally, the sale of 8.8 billion plant-based packages and 11.9 billion plant-based caps translated into -131 kilotonnes of CO2. The company also invested nearly EUR 30 million to accelerate the collection and recycling of beverage cartons.
Adolfo Orive, president & CEO at Tetra Pak, says: “The current operating environment has emphasized the need for innovative and integrated solutions. This is the only way we can meet the scale and speed of change required to strengthen food access while combatting climate change, in a way that leaves no one behind. Therefore, we have taken a holistic approach across five interconnected and interdependent areas.”
Tetra Pak's sustainability report notes that in the past year, among other achievements, the company tested an industry-first fiber-based barrier to replace the thin aluminum foil layer in aseptic carton packages. Furthermore, the highlights of the report include the company's efforts in enabling 66 million children in 44 countries to participate in school feeding programs. Tetra Pak also designed a new processing method for soya drinks, as well as a new technology to transform Brewer’s Spent Grain into a plant-based beverage.
In addition, the report mentions that the company restored 87 hectares of land - the equivalent of 136 football fields - through the Araucaria Conservation Program in Brazil, and delivered milk to dairies in 22 Dairy Hub projects through approximately 44,000 farmers, in most cases smallholders, as part of the company’s long-term work to build local dairy value chains.
Regarding the company's future plans, Orive adds,. “With a solid, environmental track record and a strong commitment to the future, we will continue to drive ourselves and others to work ever more closely and find sustainable solutions to the challenges we face as a society.”
The company's full FY22 report can be found here.
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