How Tetra Pak approaches sustainability

Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada has published its 2018 Sustainability Report, marking the company's 20th year tracking its progress toward a more sustainable future.

According to a press release, the food processing and packaging company's approach to sustainability reporting has evolved significantly over the past two decades, from focusing solely on environmental commitments and actions, to evaluating every part of the business and its impact, including societal and supplier governance. Denton, Texas-based Tetra Pak said it is also focusing on self-assessment, adopting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and aligning with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure the company can make the biggest possible impact.

In the U.S. and Canada, Tetra Pak said it continues its efforts to protect food, people and futures. This includes using shelf-safe milk to help those impacted by natural disasters, deploying packaging made from a greater share of renewable materials and investing in employee development. 

“We’re pleased to mark 20 years of sustainability reports, a true milestone that showcases our long-term commitment to take bold, measurable action to ensure a more sustainable future for our company, our customers and our world,” said Carmen Becker, president and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, in a statement.