Tetra Pak aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050

12 June 2020 (Last Updated June 12th, 2020 12:03)

Food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has pledged to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2050.

Tetra Pak aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050
Tetra Pak aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions for the entire value chain by 2050. Credit: Bill Dickinson.

Food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has pledged to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2050.

This ambition is complemented by the company’s commitment to net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its own operations by 2030.

To achieve these goals, Tetra Pak will focus on four key areas including lowering emission related with energy and establishing partnership with suppliers and other stakeholders from value chain to significantly reduce carbon footprint.

The company will also focus on the development of low carbon circular packaging and equipment portfolio and sustainable recycling value chains.

Additionally, the company’s emissions reduction targets will be established in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative.

Tetra Pak packaging solutions and commercial operations executive vice-president Lars Holmquist said: “In 2017, we were the first company in the food and beverage industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the SBT initiative.

“More recently, we joined the European Alliance for Green Recovery, the first pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment solutions.

“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. The planet’s greatest environmental challenge demands nothing less from us.”

In January this year, Tetra Pak unveiled a virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, offering Tetra Pak’s customers 24-hour access to more than 300,000 consumables and spare parts for packaging equipment.