Raising awareness of sustainability


Learn more about our impactful collaborations and partnerships.

Multi-stakeholder Platforms

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)

With a global reach, CEO leadership and focus on retailer-manufacturer collaboration, CGF is in a unique position to drive positive change and help address key challenges impacting the industry, including environmental and social sustainability, health, food safety and product data accuracy.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Network is the world’s leading circular economy network, and brings together business, policymakers, academia, innovators, and thought leaders to build and scale a circular economy. The transition to a circular economy requires action from stakeholders across the globe. No one organisation can do it alone - collaboration is crucial. 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. At the beginning of 2023, after longstanding Membership, Tetra Pak International S.A. became a Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

UN Global Compact (UNGC)

Tetra Pak became a signatory to the UNGC in 2004, committing us to promote 10 core sustainability principles, including engaging constructively with stakeholders.

World Resources Institute (WRI)

WRI is a global environmental think-tank with more than 50 active projects covering climate change, sustainable markets, ecosystem protection and environmentally responsible governance. We are members of the WRI Corporate-Consultative Group and receive tailored support in specified areas: currently GHG reporting, water assessment methodologies and food systems engagement.

Food

European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)

AIJN is the representative association of the fruit juice industry in the EU, founded in 1958. Based in Brussels, it represents the industry from fruit processors to packers of consumer products.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Approximately 800 million people worldwide suffer from malnutrition. We partner with GAIN to reduce that number by providing nutrition to populations at risk, including through school feeding programmes. The long-term goal is to ensure a supply of market-viable fortified goods to people suffering from malnutrition.

Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF)

GCNF’s mission is to expand opportunities for the world’s children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. A Tetra Laval representative has sat on the board of the GCNF since 2008.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

Tetra Laval joined SUN in 2013 and sits on the SUN Business Network Advisory Board. SUN supports national leadership and collective action to address malnutrition around the world. Our commitment shows our support for a network of governments, civil society, NGOs, donors, businesses and researchers working to improve nutrition in 55 countries.

Nature

Apremavi

In collaboration with Apremavi, a Brazilian NGO specialising in conservation and restoration projects since 1987, we launched in 2022 the carton packaging industry’s first “nature-based” restoration project – the Araucaria Conservation Programme, a pioneering land restoration initiative in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, one of the richest biomes and the second most endangered in the world.

The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN)

SBTN aims to transform economic systems and protect the global commons – our air, water, land, biodiversity, and oceans – by setting science-based targets for the whole Earth system by 2025. In 2022, we joined the Corporate Engagement Program of the SBTN to support the network in developing science-based targets for nature through methods, tools, and guidance to help companies transform their businesses. We commit to setting company targets on Nature by end of 2022.

Climate

Caring for Climate

We are a signatory to this UN Global Compact initiative, which focuses on developing the role of business in addressing climate change. Through Caring for Climate, the UN Global Compact, together with UNEP and the secretariat of the UNFCCC, helps shape the engagement of businesses with climate change. Mobilising a critical mass of business leaders to implement climate change solutions and help shape public policy, Caring for Climate is the world’s largest initiative for business leadership on climate change with over 400 companies from 60 countries.

Social sustainability

AIM-Progress

In 2022 Tetra Pak joined AIM-Progress, a forum of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. The goal of AIM-Progress is to positively impact people's lives and ensure respect for human rights. 

Sustainability Standards

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

We are a supporter and founder member of the ASI, which is a global non-profit standards-setting and certification organisation. The ASI brings together producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain with a commitment to maximising the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society. Working together, the membership aims to collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

Bonsucro

Global membership organisation that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. In October 2019, we became the first company in the food and beverage industry to obtain Bonsucro Chain of Custody certification for the sourcing of all plant-based polymers for our packages, ensuring traceability across all stages in the sugar cane supply chain, from feedstock production to consumption.

CDP

An international non-profit, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. In 2022, Tetra Pak has been included in the CDP leadership band for seven years in a row and scored an outstanding double ‘A’ for climate and forests programmes, making for four years in a row. In addition, the same year Tetra Pak was recognized as a Supplier Engagement Leader for the fifth time in a row.

EcoVadis

A trusted sustainability rating provider, their methodology covers 21 criteria across four themes of environment, fair labour and human rights practices, ethics/fair business practices, and supply chain. Their methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. Tetra Pak received a gold rating from EcoVadis in 2022.

Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™)

FSC is an independent NGO that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Its consensus-driven multistakeholder decision processes define social, environmental and economic criteria for forest management operations and how its certification programme best meets the criteria for sustainable forestry management on a global scale. Tetra Pak is an active member of FSC International. The FSC™ licence code for Tetra Pak is FSC® C01404.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

RSB is a global multi-stakeholder sustainability organisation committed to advancing best practices in the emerging bio-based and circular economy. In February 2021, Tetra Pak introduced carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to achieve certification against RSB’s most robust and trusted sustainability standard: RSB Advanced Products certification.

Industry organisations

4evergreen

With 4evergreen we have a cross-industry alliance with the goal of optimizing fibre-based packaging circularity and climate performance.

Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE)

We are founding members of ACE, a European platform that enables beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging solutions. ACE has contributed to increased industry-wide efforts to measure our sector’s water footprint. ACE includes national organisations such as ACE-UK and Recarton-Germany, of which we are active members.

Carton Council of North America

We are a founding member of the Carton Council of North America, a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions to divert valuable cartons from landfill in the US and Canada.

Carton Recycling Industry Committee

We are a founding member of The Carton Recycling Industry Committee (CRIC), formed in May 2018 following China’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) issued in January 2017, which stipulates targets for the implementation of EPR for carton packaging. The Committee aims to facilitate the joint efforts of industry stakeholders to deliver the target set by the government and therefore improve the management of carton packages in China.

China Packaging Federation (CPF)

A self-regulatory industrial organisation, CPF was founded to promote the rapid, healthy and harmonious development of China’s packaging industry.

European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN)

EUROPEN is a pan-European body that promotes the benefits of packaging. It supports packaging policies that are environmentally, economically and scientifically sound, as well as socially and politically acceptable. EUROPEN aims to achieve a fully accessible European market for packaging and packaged products while protecting the product and the environment.

EXTR:ACT

We are founding members of EXTR:ACT. Founded in 2018, EXTR:ACT is the European platform to increase the recycling of beverage cartons and similar fibre-based multi-material packaging. Focused on the technical process of such multi-material recycling from start to finish, we work with the entire value chain to ensure fibre-based multi-material packaging is designed with the life cycle in mind as well as able to be collected, sorted, recycled and reused in varying markets.

Global Recycling Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (GRACE)

We are founding members of GRACE which brings together producers of beverage cartons, liquid paperboard and similar paper-based packaging at a global level to promote their products’ assets and to ensure effective collection and recycling worldwide. Its mission is to promote the environmental benefits of beverage cartons and similar paper-based packaging, advocate for an effective public policy framework and support measures to significantly increase their collection and recycling globally.

Holy Grail 2.0

Driven by AIM - European Brands Association and powered by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, over 160 companies and organisations from the complete packaging value chain have joined forces for the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 with the ambitious goal to assess whether a pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, driving a truly circular economy. The objective of the initiative is to prove the viability of digital watermarking technologies for accurate sorting and the business case at a large scale.