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 since 2008.
- 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 improve livelihoods.
- 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 Development Goals.
- The 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 the Sustainable Development Goals.
- 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.
- Aluminium 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.
- China Packaging Federation (CPF) A self-regulatory industrial organisation founded to promote the rapid, healthy and harmonious development of China’s packaging industry.
- Consumer 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 environment.
- 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.
- SUSTENTA Sustenta 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 Council We 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.