Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 16:54

To date Tetra Pak has installed some 2.7 MW of solar PV (or about 8,000 panels), delivering low carbon electricity. — Photo courtesy of Tetra Pak

In June 2020, Tetra Pak reconfirms its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations.

The company will also set emissions reduction targets in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative across scopes 1, 2 and 3.

“We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal. Today, we’re once again leading the way by setting ambitious net zero emissions targets that will drive transformation right across our sector and the entire value chain,” said Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice President Packaging Solutions and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak.

Tetra Pak will focus on four key areas to reach net zero GHG emissions across its own operations by 2030 and to realise its 2050 ambition along the entire value chain, including lowering energy-related emissions; partnering with suppliers and other stakeholders along the value chain to significantly reduce carbon footprint; and accelerating its low carbon circular packaging and equipment portfolio development and working to help customers achieve their emission reduction targets.

“Ten years ago we set a climate goal to cap our 2020 impact across the value chain at 2010 levels, while growing the business. This helped us save 12 million tonnes of GHG emissions to date. We believe that our ability to set and demonstrate progress in line with science and societal expectations, our innovation drive and the collaborative approach across the value chain put us all on the right path to achieve our new ambition,” said Holmquist.

In Viet Nam, Tetra Pak is an enthusiastic contributor to the country's sustainability and a low carbon circular economy. The company’s manufacturing hub in Binh Duong Province is one of the first of its kind in Viet Nam to apply the latest, most-demanding environmental standards set by the globally-recognised LEED Gold V4 certification. With various measures in place, the new factory could reduce its energy usage by up to 36 per cent and reuse over 17.6 million litres of water a year. — VNS

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