United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company IFFCO Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with food processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak to enhance sustainability initiatives across its manufacturing facilities.

Both companies are working together to strengthen a strategic alliance focused on implementing global standards in advanced practices and technologies, reported Zawya.

The collaboration primarily aims to reduce the environmental impact of the FMCG group, which is enhancing its presence in the region by constructing a modern factory with advanced technology to produce culinary creams.

IFFCO aims to produce sustainable and quality products locally, thereby contributing to the Saudi Arabian economy while reducing waste, lowering emissions, and adhering to green industry protocols.

It aims to support the long-term sustainable production and packaging of culinary creams in Saudi Arabia.

IFFCO executive director Rizwan Ahmed was quoted by the news publication as saying: “By working with the global expert Tetra Pak, we are actively contributing to ensuring sustainability at the plant, enhancing reliability, package recyclability, energy efficiency, and waste reduction, employing local skilled personnel and underpinning the country’s economic growth and future ambitions while strengthening IFFCO’s standing in the region as an advocate for change, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and lowering our carbon footprint.”

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IFFCO has adopted a comprehensive set of sustainability measures aimed at reducing the overall environmental impact of the group.

It is also forming alliances with local suppliers and third-party entities to further adopt greener practices.

In July this year, IFFCO announced the installation of Sidel’s complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) lines in Al-Ain, UAE, and a new facility in Baghdad, Iraq.

These PET lines have a reported capacity of up to 9,000 bottles per hour and the flexibility to handle three bottle designs, two cap options, and three label variations.