We work with industry organisations, NGOs, IGOs and multi-stakeholder initiatives around the world to raise awareness of sustainability issues, promote good practice and support specific projects.
Our Partners to raise awareness of sustainability
We work with industry organisations,
non-governmental and international organisations (NGOs and IGOs) and multi-stakeholder
initiatives around the world to raise awareness of sustainability issues,
promote good practice and support specific projects. Below are just some
examples of this.
Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) FSC is an independent NGO that promotes responsible
management of the world’s forests. Its consensus-driven multi-stakeholder
processes define social, environmental and economic criteria for forest
management and its certification programme best meets the criteria for
sustainable forestry management on a global scale. Tetra Pak is a member
of FSC International as well as a number of national organisations.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Approximately 800 million people worldwide suffer from
malnutrition. We partner with GAIN to reduce that number by providing
nutrition to populations at risk, including through school feeding
programmes. The long-term goal is to ensure a supply of market-viable
fortified goods to people suffering from malnutrition.
Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) GCNF’s mission is to expand opportunities for the world’s
children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their
potential. A Tetra Laval representative has sat on the board of the GCNF
Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) Along with the rest of the world’s 10 largest wood buyers,
including IKEA and Home Depot, we play a leading role in this network of
more than 300 companies, local communities and NGOs. A WWF initiative, it
supports the establishment of credibly certified forest management and is
helping to transform the marketplace to save threatened forests and
High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) Working with WWF, Ikea, the World Bank and others, we
helped found HCVRN in 2005 and were part of its steering group for several
years. HCVRN is a member organisation that strives to identify, maintain
and enhance critically important ecological, social and cultural values.
It developed a toolkit for consistent and sustainable land-use planning
and a common baseline for managing High Value Areas, which helped to shape
our Forestry Guidelines. Its processes have also been applied to managing
the impacts of commodities such as palm oil, sugar cane and soya.
SAVE FOOD We are
members of this initiative that aims to bring industry, research, politics
and civil society together to find solutions to the problem of food loss
and food waste, and to raise consumer awareness of the issue.
Scaling Up Nutrition
(SUN) Tetra Laval joined SUN in
2013 and sits on the SUN Business Network Advisory Board. SUN supports
national leadership and collective action to address malnutrition around
the world. Our commitment shows our support for a network of governments,
civil society, NGOs, donors, businesses and researchers working to improve
nutrition in 55 countries.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
(Sida) Sida is a government agency
working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government with a mission
to reduce global poverty. In May 2013, Tetra Laval was one of 20 Swedish
and Swedish-based companies that joined the Sida-led Swedish Leadership
for Sustainable Development initiative, agreeing to contribute to
sustainable development and poverty reduction beyond the UN Millennium
Sustainability Consortium (TSC) TSC
brings together diverse global participants to work collaboratively to
encourage innovation in the area of consumer product sustainability.
UN Global Compact
(UNGC) Tetra Pak became a
signatory to the UNGC in 2004, committing us to promoting 10 core
sustainability principles. We are also signed up to the Caring for Climate
initiative and support a number of wider UN objectives, including
World Resources Institute (WRI) WRI is a global environmental thinktank with more than 50
active projects covering climate change, sustainable markets, ecosystem
protection and environmentally responsible governance. We are members of
the WRI Corporate-Consultative Group, and receive tailored support in
specified areas: currently GHG reporting and water assessment
methodologies. Our climate goal is based on the Institute’s GHG Protocol.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) We have been working with WWF on issues such as
responsible forestry and climate change since 2006. Our three-year
cooperation agreement, running until June 2015, involves promoting
responsible forestry and certification for smallholders and communities;
promoting the High Conservation Values concept; supporting WWF’s global
work with the pulp and paper sector; and continuing our GFTN
participation by global sourcing of board through GFTN Sweden.
Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) We are members of ACE, a European platform that enables
beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark
and profile cartons as a renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging
solution. ACE has contributed to increased industry-wide efforts to
measure our sector’s water footprint. ACE includes national organisations
such as ACE-UK and Recarton-Germany, of which we are active members.
Stewardship Initiative (ASI)We
are a supporter and founder member of the ASI, established in 2012. The
ASI’s Performance Standard covers governance and environmental and social
aspects of aluminium production. A Chain of Custody standard and assurance
model are in development.
CE100 We are a member of this global platform (under the Ellen
MacArthur Foundation) that brings together leading companies, emerging
innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) We are a member of this collaborative European consortium of
companies, which includes representatives from the entire value chain of
flexible packaging. The CEFLEX project mission is to make flexible
packaging more relevant to the circular economy by advancing better system
China Packaging Federation (CPF) A self-regulatory industrial organisation founded to
promote the rapid, healthy and harmonious development of China’s packaging
Goods Forum (CGF)CGF is a global,
parity-based industry network. It brings together more than 400 retailers,
manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70
countries. Its strategic pillars are: emerging trends, sustainability,
safety and health, operational excellence and knowledge sharing, and
people development. Examples of our work with CGF include a project to
approve a set of common principles for sustainable packaging jointly
defined by our customers and retailers.
European Organization for
Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) EUROPEN is a pan-European body that promotes the benefits of
packaging. It supports packaging policies that are environmentally,
economically and scientifically sound, as well as socially and politically
acceptable. EUROPEN aims to achieve a fully accessible European market for
packaging and packaged products, while protecting the product and the
European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN) AIJN is the representative association of the fruit juice
industry in the EU, founded in 1958. Based in Brussels, it represents the
industry from fruit processors to packers of consumer products.
Global Dairy Platform (GDP) We play an active role in the GDP, a member organisation
founded in 2006 that seeks to align and support the dairy industry to
promote sustainable dairy nutrition, enabling corporations, cooperatives
and associations to collaborate on common challenges and stimulate demand
for dairy products. We have also signed up to the Dairy Sustainability
Framework (DSF), developed under the leadership of the GDP.
is a private association dedicated to promoting and developing integrated
waste management in Mexico. We have been members since 1995, and have
chaired the organisation for the past 12 years. Other members include
major global customers such as Danone, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever.
Carton CouncilWe are a founding member of the Carton Council, a group of
carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions
in order to divert valuable cartons from the landfill.