Tetra Pak win EuroCham Award for Best Sustainable Business Initiatives

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 14:55

Sandeep Menon, Finance Director, received the Award on behalf of Tetra Pak Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of Tetra Pak Vietnam

Sweden-based food processing and packaging solution provider Tetra Pak was presented with the award for Best Sustainable Business Initiatives by the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) to recognise its sustainable work in Viet Nam on October 25.

Among a variety of European businesses entering the competition for Best Sustainable Business Initiatives, Tetra Pak won EuroCham’s award for its efforts in minimising the environmental footprint of its operations and developing fully-recyclable packaging as well as leading the way to a circular economy.

In particular, Tetra Pak ultimately wants no cartons to end up as litter or in landfills.

Following the success of the School Recycling 2017 project, piloted at 30 kindergartens in HCM City, the company is expanding the packaging collection campaign to roughly 1,000 primary schools in Ha Noi and HCM City this year with a view to raising pupils’ awareness of environmental protection.

Apart from partnering with local recyclers, the company is actively engaged with community organisations to establish and expand the chain of public drop-off stations so that consumers can bring their used cartons for recycling. Tetra Pak currently holds a network of 22 drop-off stations in Ha Noi and HCM City.

In addition, Tetra Pak and eight flagship consumer goods and packaging companies aligned to form a new recycling initiative called Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam) to drive the circular economy and ensure packaging recycling is more accessible and sustainable across Viet Nam.

Going forward, Tetra Pak is making good progress to reach a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Similarly, it proceeds to achieving the commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity for operations by 2030. In Viet Nam, Tetra Pak is strongly committed to facilitating a circular economy and making food safe and available while protecting the planet for future generations. — VNS

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