Tetra Pak announces target to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2030
Category: #world  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2020-07-02
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Tetra Pak announces target to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2030

Tetra Pak, a food processing and packaging solutions provider, has recently announced its target to reach net-zero GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in its operations by 2030.

The target of the company is to reach the net-zero emissions across the entire value chain by 2050, which will be supported by this intermediate 2030 target across its operations. These targets will be in line with 1.5°C as per the SBT (Science Based Targets) initiative across 1, 2, & 3. Since 1999, Tetra Pak has been collecting various data on GHG emissions and energy use on an annual basis.

According to Tetra Pak’s Managing Director, Bert Jan Post, the company has been engaging in various initiatives to fuel the use of renewable power, including the purchase of I-RECs (International Renewable Energy Certificate). The 1st company to source Gold-Standard I-RECs in Thailand is Tetra Pak. Its Rayong factory is equipped with solar panels, which have the capacity to provide 1,350-MW of renewable electricity per year.

Tetra Pak’s EVP of Packaging Solutions & Commercial Operations, Lars Holmquist, has stated that the company has been consistently meeting the climate goals since the time the first target was set in 2002. It is also the 1st company in the food & beverages industry to set emission targets with the approval of the SBT initiative. Recently, it has joined the Green Recovery Alliance, the 1st pan-European call for mobilization on the post-crisis green investment packages.

Mr. Holmquist further added that this climate goal set by the company has helped reduce 12 million tons of GHG emissions to date. He also expressed that the company is planning to continue on its path to reducing the impact of climate change by driving innovations and making collaborative approaches across the entire value chain.

Lowering the emissions related to energy, partnering with stakeholders to considerably lower carbon footprint, developing the sustainable recycling value chains, and accelerating the equipment portfolio development and low carbon circular are the four key areas to be centered by the company to meet its net-zero emissions targets.

Source credit:

https://scandasia.com/tetra-pak-thailand-joins-the-global-movement-on-zero-emission-by-2025/



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