We have communicated our responsible business practices and performance in updates for several years. We have been reporting on environmental performance since 1999 and on broader sustainability issues since 2005.
We provide data and information on our sustainability performance and goals in an annual Sustainability Update.
The Sustainability Updates also form our Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact, demonstrating how we are integrating its 10 principles on environmental performance, labour and human rights practices, and anti-corruption into our business strategy and day-to-day operations.
They also communicate our support for the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals, a set of objectives that, through global partnerships, aims to end poverty and hunger, widen access to education, improve health and promote environmental sustainability. Through our core business and Food for Development, we contribute directly to five of these goals, as outlined below.
|Millennium Development Goal||Tetra Pak activities|
|Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger|
School feeding programmes, Dairy Hubs and emergency relief efforts tackle hunger and create employment and income opportunities. The work of our DEEPER IN THE PYRAMID unit focuses on providing affordable, nutritionally balanced food.
Achieve universal primary education
School feeding programmes make it easier for children to complete a full course of primary education.
Promote gender equality and empower women
School feeding programmes make girls more likely to attend school, while Dairy Hubs empower women farmers. We are also working to promote diversity throughout Tetra Pak, including addressing issues of gender equality.
Ensure environmental sustainability
A global partnership for development
Food for Development works to build strong value chains by strengthening the private sector, boosting agricultural development and building local capacity, while our efforts to reach 100% Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™)-certified paperboard encourage responsible forest management practices.
Over the past two years, we have continued to improve our data collection and management on key environmental measures. For example, we have introduced new software to support the reporting of environmental data from our sites and suppliers. The benefits include improved efficiency and quality of data collection, and ensuring that the data is auditable.
We have also implemented global management of recycling information through our SAP Business Warehouse system, which both improves the quality of reporting and provides access to the latest data, on a local or global level, across the company.
Our practices, processes and performance are verified externally through World Class Manufacturing, ISO 9001 and 14001, OHSAS 18001, and FSC Chain of Custody and Quality Assurance Management certification. By the end of 2014, 94% of our factories had been certified to ISO 14001. Our GHG emissions data has been audited by a third party since 2006.
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