Tetra Pak reached a significant milestone in early 2016, with the total number of FSC-labelled packages delivered passing the 200 billion mark.
The number of Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™)-labelled packages delivered has grown exponentially since the first such package was produced in 2007. By 2009, the annual total had climbed to 1.5 billion, reaching 18 billion in 2011 and 54 billion by 2015. By spring 2016, we had delivered a total of 200 billion FSC-labelled packages since production began.
The first Tetra Pak package to be labelled as made from FSC-certified paperboard – meaning that it comes from sustainably managed sources and is traceable back to its origins – was delivered in 2007. This was a first for the industry, and we have continued to break new ground ever since, as well as working to find renewable alternatives to the other materials that make up our packages. On average, more than three-quarters of a Tetra Pak carton package is made up of renewable materials. In 2014, we achieved FSC Chain of Custody certification, which means we can now supply FSC-labelled packages from all our sites worldwide.
The FSC logo enables consumers to make a conscious choice when it comes to choosing packages. Increasingly, consumers are looking to companies to make a public commitment to protecting the environment and to communicate that in a transparent way.
Our own environmental research shows that 70% of consumers say they have purchased an environmental product, even if it costs more, while 39% say that they always or often look for environmental information on beverage packaging. As more and more customers recognize the potential of FSC-certified paperboard to deliver competitive advantage as well as environmental benefits, we will continue to work with them towards both these goals.
About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.