Tetra Pak has published its Sustainability Report for 2022, which shows that the food packaging and processing company reduced its operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 39%, with 84% of its energy coming from renewable sources.
Tetra Pak also invested nearly €30 million to accelerate collection and recycling of beverage cartons, while working with food technology incubators and start-ups to explore the future of sustainable food.
The company says this was in the context of a year marked by considerable uncertainty, driven by the after-effects of COVID-19, supply chain issues and geo-political challenges such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Tetra Pak noted that the combination of all these factors has resulted in significant financial challenges for businesses and consumers, driving up the cost of living and resulting in food insecurity for many.
'Strengthen Food Access'
“The current operating environment has emphasised the need for integrated, systemic solutions," said Adolfo Orive, president & CEO at Tetra Pak. "This is the only way we can meet the scale and speed of change required to strengthen food access while reducing the environmental impact, in a way that leaves no one behind.
"This is why we have taken a holistic approach across five interconnected and interdependent areas where we can contribute the most-food systems, circularity, climate, nature and social sustainability.”