Protecting futures

Protecting the future of our planet and the long-term success of our customers.

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How we do it

With a rapidly growing global population and diminishing resources, as a society we need to do more with less. These global forces are now shaping new market expectations and the expectations of customers. By applying the principles of the circular economy, we can reduce waste, keep materials in use and regenerate natural systems. That’s why we constantly strive to develop new, innovative solutions that reduce the environmental footprint of our products and services across their life cycle, from the raw materials we source through to the end of their life. We are also actively working to significantly minimise our operational footprint and impact. By protecting the environment, we are securing our future growth as well as societal development.

Our environmental efforts have a significant social impact throughout our value chain. Upstream, we expect our suppliers to comply with our social and environmental criteria. In many cases we are engaged in the development of leading sustainability practices and standards. Downstream, we are informing consumers about responsible waste management and recycling, while also helping to create socio-economic value for communities through the use of recyclable materials. Our work under Futures combines our efforts to support sound environmental development, strengthen communities and contribute to sustainable food value chains.

Highlights

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Engaging customers

Our goal is to create and share value for and with our customers through our products and services.

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Responsible sourcing

Responsible sourcing means looking at what we purchase beyond the more traditional aspects of cost, quality and delivery time.

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Environmental impact

We are working with suppliers and customers to minimise our environmental impact across the entire value chain, from sourcing to production, use to disposal.

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Circular economy

Our packaging, processing and services solutions optimise the use of resources. Therefore, the principles of circularity are at the very heart of our business.

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Post-consumer recycling

We take a proactive and pioneering approach to make sure cartons are collected, sorted and recycled so that they keep delivering value.

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Tetra Pak expert voices

With a background in engineering, Lisa joined Tetra Pak 13 years ago, moving to our environment function in 2012. She became Tetra Pak’s Director of Recycling in early 2017. Learn more about Tetra Pak’s longstanding pioneering approach to recycling and a future that’s moving ever closer to the circular economy.

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Our stories

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FSC certification, labelling and verification

All our paperboard comes from wood from forests certified to FSC standards and other controlled sources. Since the introduction of the FSC label on our first package in 2007, we have produced 350 billion FSC-labelled packs, 92 billion of which were delivered in 2017 alone.

Renewable electricity

Toward 100 percent renewable electricity

We see renewable energy as key to our carbon reduction strategy and in 2016, having made steady progress towards energy-efficient operations, we made a public commitment to RE100 to source 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

Global Downloads

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Sustainability Report 2017

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GRI G4 Index 2017

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Summary 2017

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