Tetra Pak Binh Duong awarded the world’s most-demanding LEED Version 4 Gold certification

Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 04:30

Tetra Pak’s Binh Duong plant. — Photo Courtesy Tetra Pak Vietnam

Viet Nam’s first-ever aseptic carton packaging material factory built by food processing and packaging solutions provider, Tetra Pak, has been awarded for its leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Version 4 Gold certifications.

“Sustainability has always been a cornerstone of our strategy and our business as well as our culture,” said Magnus Jonsson, director of Tetra Pak’s Binh Duong factory.

“Tetra Pak Binh Duong is the first packaging production factory in Viet Nam to achieve the latest and most-demanding LEED Version 4 Gold Certification. This truly showcases our commitment to sustainability, staying true to our brand promise: Protect What’s Good.”

The factory’s production, office, support and warehouse buildings meet all the requirements of the LEED certification.

Thanks to the application of LEED’s latest green standards Gold Version 4, Tetra Pak’s Binh Duong factory achieves various sustainable highlights, including covering 34.6ha of the factory area with 31 different plant and tree types that help raise oxygen concentration at the factory by four times, creating a healthy working environment for staff and increasing productivity.

The plant saves 17.6 million litres of water per year and recycles or salvages 65 per cent of generated construction waste.

The plant also reduces 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to 200 flights around the world.

Furthermore, over 70 per cent of indoor products meet strict requirements for volatile organic compound emissions and achieve strict air quality standards for 37 compounds. Formaldehyde levels are 66 per cent less than World Health Organisation standards.

Tetra Pak Binh Duong’s success in adhering to the latest LEED Gold Certification standards has enabled it to mitigate harmful impacts on the environment and improve living quality.

Vietnamese consumers’ use of Tetra Pak’s paper boxes means a sustainable choice that contributes to environmental protection.

Built at the end of 2017 and officially put into operation in July 2019, the 120-million-Euro factory covering 100,000 sq.m in Viet Nam-Singapore II-A Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province is capable of producing up to 20 billion carton packages per annum. With more than 200 local skilled workers, Tetra Pak Binh Duong produces aseptic cartons for the domestic market and for export to ASEAN countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Along with applying LEED’s standards, Tetra Pak Binh Duong has also implemented many other international standards for safety, quality, and environmental protection such as ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO4500 and more, aiming at the highest standards for the environment.

LEED certification is among the leading rating systems for green buildings globally, which is applied in 165 countries and territories worldwide, and has been developed and administered by the US Green Building Council.Version 4 is the latest LEED system, aiming at improving construction standards for green buildings toward efficient energy saving, effective use of water resources, and sustainable construction site design, materials, daytime lighting and waste reduction. — VNS


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