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.
Businesses are increasingly asked to demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their progress on SDG targets.
Recently Ethical Corporation conducted an in-depth 1-hour webinar with industry experts to understand how you successfully integrate the SDGs into your reporting process and demonstrate that progression. Hear from Tetra Pak, PGGM, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and WBCSD on:
Beverage cartons are an environmentally sound packaging option. Not only are they manufactured mostly from renewable materials such as paperboard, (over 75%), they can also be easily recycled and turned into new products. When recycled beverage cartons are given a second life, we protect natural resources, reduce climate impact and contribute to local communities.
Agriculture has achieved a lot over the past century, but there’s still a long way to go to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 and ensure sustainable food production systems, increase the incomes of smallholder farmers and end hunger.
July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030.