Tetra Pak achieves CDP double “A” certification for its work against climate change and forest protection
- Tetra Pak has positioned itself as one of the 179 companies positively recognized for its actions to reduce CO2 emissions.
- CDP’s annual environmental rating process is recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency
Tetra Pak, a world leader in food processing and packaging, has been recognized internationally for its action against climate change and for promoting sustainable supply in its supply chain. For the fourth consecutive time, Tetra Pak has achieved a position on CDP’s prestigious ‘List A’, the non-profit organization that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions in order to manage its Impact on the environment. According to 2019 CDP reports, Tetra Pak stands out for its commitment to transparency and measurement of its sustainability positioning.
In this way, Tetra Pak has positioned itself as one of the 179 companies positively recognized for its actions to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, and as one of the 8 companies working to prevent deforestation in supply chains through the sustainable supply of key products related to deforestation. Only 2% of companies that tried to enter the 2019 report received an “A” rating for their climate action, making Tetra Pak one of the few high-performing companies out of the thousands that scored.
Tetra Pak works globally for responsible industrial leadership
Sustainability and the low-carbon circular economy are very important aspects for Tetra Pak, which works, globally, towards responsible industrial leadership. This commitment to sustainability is materialized in tangible projects, which have an impact on different areas of the company.
In the specific case of Spain, all the packaging marketed by Tetra Pak in our country is already made with paper from responsible and controlled sources (FSC). In addition, recently, Tetra Pak has launched a new package on the Iberian market that increases, even more, the percentage of raw material of plant origin, up to 89%, including cardboard and plant-based polyethylene made from of sugar cane, a 100% renewable resource.
Likewise, in this market, it has contributed to the reduction of CO2 emissions, thanks to the use of 100% renewable energy at the Arganda Factory or the introduction of hybrid cars in the local company fleet.
The CDP environmental rating, the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency
CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and rating process is recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2019, more than 525 investors with more than $ 96 trillion in assets and 125 top buyers with $ 3.6 trillion in acquisition costs asked companies to disclose their data on environmental impact, risks and opportunities through the platform of CDP; with more than 8,400 companies responding.
The CDP uses a detailed and independent methodology to evaluate these companies, assigning a score from A – highest score – to D – lowest score -, based on the exhaustiveness of disclosure, awareness and risk management and demonstration of best practices related to environmental leadership. The CDP score for forest protection is carried out through an analysis of the four products that cause the most deforestation: wood products, livestock products, soybeans and palm oil. Companies need to obtain an A in at least one of these forest risk products to earn a position on the “List A” of Forests.
Mario Abreu, Vice President of Sustainability at Tetra Pak, states: “Our brand slogan ‘Protect what is good’ defines and influences everything we do, and sustainability is an integral part of the business decisions we make. The global landscape in terms of sustainability, it has changed dramatically and poses challenges that force us to radically change the way we think and act. Therefore, to guide this new way of thinking, we have launched “Planet Positive”, urging everyone to have a broader vision of sustainability and ensure that all of us who are part of this industry tackle the full impact of our business on retirees. “