Action through collaboration

We strategically collaborate with organisations around the world to shape the global sustainability agenda. To accelerate the needed food systems1 transformation and decarbonisation2, we encourage knowledge sharing, innovation and advocate for evidence-based solutions alongside sustainability leaders in the private sector, civil society, academia and policy.

Learn more about our impactful collaborations and partnerships.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global CEO-led community of over 200 businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature-positive, and more equitable future.

We collaborate with the WBCSD on major issues like protecting nature, tackling inequality, and moving food forward. Specifically, our collaboration involves co-creating policy recommendations and value chain projects, which result in specific outcomes, e.g. protein diversification and positive nutrition.
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Tetra Pak International S.A. is a partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, currently prioritising collaborative efforts in three areas: circular food, wood-based materials in a regenerative circular economy, and internal capability building.

The Foundation works with the world’s leading and most influential organisations, with transformative potential to demonstrate what is possible through circular economy strategy, goal-setting, and implementation. Collaboration with the Foundation provides crucial insights for our circularity work.
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Global Dairy Platform

The Global Dairy Platform (GDP) leads the dairy sector’s collaborative efforts to encourage the appropriate intake of nutrient-rich dairy foods and demonstrates the sector’s role in dairy decarbonisation via initiatives such as Pathways to Dairy Net Zero.

Early in 2023, we signed up to the GDP’s Pathways to Dairy Net Zero commitment through the establishment of a Dairy Processing Research Task Force. Through our collaboration with the GDP, we are accelerating the dairy decarbonisation transition with key customers.
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World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global organization that uses research-based approaches to meet people’s essential needs, protect and restore nature, stabilise the climate and build more resilient communities. We collaborate with WRI in the areas of climate and food systems because of our shared objectives to help the food industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions through robust and measurable practices.

WRI offers scientific and technical research and expertise. We are members of WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) and Coolfood and contribute to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and SBTi’s Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) working groups, which are joint initiatives among WRI and partners.
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The Consumer Goods Forum

With a global reach, CEO leadership and a focus on retailer-manufacturer collaboration, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) drives positive change by helping to address key industry challenges, including environmental and social sustainability, health, food safety and product data accuracy.

Through the CGF we engage with our customers and retailers in developing standards and projects to achieve our shared sustainability agendas. We are part of the Plastic Waste Coalition of Action, a group of leading companies committed to eliminating plastic waste on land and sea.
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Collaborations help us to drive the sustainability transformation

Food systems

Towards sustainable food systems

We have defined our pathways and outlined actionable steps towards food systems transformation. Together with the International Dairy Federation and the Global Dairy Platform and its members, we support the transition to sustainable dairy practices. Through WBCSD’s Food & Agriculture pathway, we work with customers and peers to enable access to healthy and nourishing foods, such as plant-based and new food sources. We collaborate with these stakeholders to reduce food loss and waste, for example, by engaging in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Big Food Redesign Challenge. To ensure access to safe nutrition, we continue to scale our Food for Development work with key organisations such as the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). We also are part of their Private Sector Mechanism on Food Security and we contribute as a member of the advisory board.


Driving decarbonisation

The world is working towards limiting global warming to 1.5°C – and food systems alone account for roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions4.
As a company, we have set rigorous net zero targets, following the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and are a proud member of the UN FCCC Race to Zero. We are also committed to renewable energy adoption, being part of RE100, and engaging with stakeholders, such as suppliers and customers, to decarbonise across the value chain. Our collaborations with organisations aligned to the Paris Agreement help amplify our impact and reinforce our dedication to a net-zero future.


Acting for nature

Nature conservation requires united efforts. We actively participate in WBCSD's Nature Imperative, contributing to the nature-positive and water workstreams. As we work to set an ambitious nature-positive strategy, we benefit from our membership at the Science Based Targets Network, where we learn and engage with private sector peers and science organisations to codevelop science-based targets for water, biodiversity, land, and ocean conservation.
Additionally, we support good water stewardship within and beyond our industry by engaging with the Alliance for Water Stewardship. Further, our collaboration with Apremavi aims to restore thousands of hectares in the Atlantic Rainforest.


Accelerating circularity in food systems

Investing in circularity is increasingly important to achieve the 1.5°C degree pathway and the goals for averting biodiversity loss. We have long worked with circularity in mind, following the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's circular economy principles. We are now looking to increase this effort by starting new collaborations on circular food, wood-based materials in a regenerative circular economy, and internal capability building.

Social sustainability

Improving livelihoods & respecting human rights

Our advocacy and public policy efforts focus on climate action concerning human rights, including our role in the Just Transition5, raising standards for working conditions, and recognising informal waste collection workers' rights.
We collaborate with the Civic Freedoms Network to build our awareness of risks to human rights, AIM-Progress to work with food industry stakeholders on shared risks in our value chain, and Shift to incorporate external expertise in our work.

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All the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes. Source: OECD

2Our decarbonisation efforts focus on avoiding and mitigating GHG emissions correlated to our products and company, and carbon compensation to balance unavoidable residual emissions through nature-based solutions and other initiatives. Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions combined were reduced by 27% compared to our 2019 baseline. Tetra Pak operations = Scopes 1, 2 and business travel, our value chain = Scopes 1, 2 and 3.

3Sustainable dairy is defined as a dairy industry that emits less greenhouse emissions by introducing technologies, equipment and best practices in production and processing to safeguard nutrition security and sustain a billion livelihoods for tomorrow, while helping secure a future for us all. Source: About the Initiative - Pathways to Dairy Net Zero

4Crippa, M. et al. Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions. (2021). Source:

5The Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) is a key tool to ensure that the transition towards a climate-neutral economy happens in a fair way, leaving no one behind. It provides targeted support to help mobilise around €55 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions, to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the transition. Source: European Commission, The Just Transition Mechanism