August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has started field testing its paper straws for beverage products with customers in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such straws for beverage cartons in the region.
The company also announced its intention to publish and share its innovations on paper straw developments to support industrial collaboration on the alternatives to single use plastic straws for beverage cartons.
As Tetra Pak’s newly appointed CEO, I’m proud to lead a company that has made sustainability a key priority for such a long time. We are living in a changed world – a world more aware of, and coming to terms with, the requirements of a sustainable future. For the food and beverage industry especially, this is a time of transition and change. Never before has sustainability been in sharper focus, and with emerging technologies and innovative thinking it is within our power to do something about it. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to guide us.
In support of World Environment Day Tetra Pak shares actions, investments and aspirations of its sustainability journey.
June 5, 2019 - Over the past two decades the company’s approach to sustainability reporting has evolved significantly, from focusing on environmental commitments and actions in the first report in 1999, to evaluating every part of the business and its impact, including societal and supplier governance. Adopting a mix of self-assessment to aligning with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, as well as supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a process called materiality assessment to ensure the company can make the biggest possible impact.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland April 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has today announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions are being showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 between April 1st and 5th.
Today marks the celebration of International School Meals Day
For over 55 years, we have been supporting our customers and public stakeholders in the development of school feeding and nutrition programmes around the world. Food security and nutrition remains a major challenge. 821 million people in the world are malnourished and 1 out of 5 children still suffer from stunted growth.
Our technology has played a key role in providing safe nutrition to school children in areas where there is limited access. In 2018, 66 million children in 59 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages in schools.
At Tetra Pak we’ve committed to support all of the 17 Goals, and in 2017, we spent eight months on a rigorous material assessment identifying and prioritising those aspects of our business where we could have the greatest economic, environmental and social impacts and/or could substantively influence stakeholder decisions. Sustainability has always been at the core of our promise to protect food, people and futures.
November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has joined forces with global resource management company Veolia in a game-changing partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025.
In the last two to three years I’ve witnessed a growing interest in recycling, predominantly in relation to the plastics debate, as there is increasing public awareness of the unacceptable and unsustainable effects of (plastic) waste getting into the ocean. Even though Tetra Pak packages are made mainly from paperboard (about 75%), we are part of this conversation because we use plastic for openings, closures and some of the barrier layers.