Milestone for FSC™-Labelled Packages

Dec 15, 2016 9:00 AM ET
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Tetra Pak reached a significant milestone in early 2016, with the total number of FSC™-labelled packages delivered passing the 200 billion mark.
The first Tetra Pak package to be labelled as made from Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™)-certified paperboard – meaning that it comes from FSC-certified and controlled sources and is traceable back to its origins – was delivered in 2007.

This was a first for the industry, and we have continued to break new ground ever since, as well as working to find renewable alternatives to the other materials that make up our packages. On average, more than 70% of a Tetra Pak carton package is made up of materials from renewable sources. In 2014, we achieved FSC Chain of Custody certification for all our sites, so we can supply FSC-labelled packages anywhere.
The FSC logo enables consumers to make a conscious choice when it comes to choosing packages. Increasingly, consumers are looking to companies to make a public commitment to protecting the environment – and to communicate that in a transparent way.

Growing demand
The number of FSC-labelled packages delivered has grown exponentially since we produced the first such package in 2007. By 2009, the annual
total had climbed to 1.5 billion, reaching 18 billion in 2011 and 54 billion by 2015. By spring 2016, we had delivered a total of 200 billion FSC-labelled packages for our customers worldwide since production began.

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Jane Jarosz
Tetra Pak