Data presented in this section covers the raw materials used to produce our carton packages, including additional materials such as laminates, closures, straws, strips and film.
Reported waste covers the handling of all solid waste produced in our production and equipment assembly sites, including production waste and any other types of waste from sites.
We collect recycling data from all markets we operate in worldwide. The reported used carton package recycling rate is based on the share of cartons collected and sent for recycling versus cartons deployed. We use official publicly available data from renowned sources such as governmental agencies, registered recovery organizations, nationwide industry associations and NGOs. Information is reported on a regular basis using a consistent approach. In case of missing information, we refer directly to data from recycling and/or collection partners with inputs from our local sustainability teams to make sure to have the broadest possible set of data.
Note: as a results of excluding Russia from the global recycling measure the global carton collection for recycling rate was 25% for 2022. Corresponding figure for 2021 would be 27%, compared to 26% when Russia was included.
Data presented in this section covers Tetra Pak’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as other emissions to air including Ozone depleting substances (ODS) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
GHG emissions are accounted according to the GHG Protocol principles developed by the World Resource Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Our Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions data have been limited assured by a third party since 2013.
Our operational climate impact comprises of Scope 1 & 2 emissions and Scope 3, Category 6 - Business Travel. Scope 1 includes direct emissions from our own operations, including fuel consumption, the use of refrigerants and solvents. Scope 2 includes indirect emissions related to purchased electricity, heat, steam or cooling. Our Scope 2 was calculated using the “market-based” methodology. This means that we have used supplier-specific emission rates where available, in line with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Quality Criteria. The main drivers to reduce emissions have been actions to further improve energy efficiency at our sites as well as increased use of renewable electricity. The main contributor to our Scope 1 & 2 emissions is purchased electricity to our sites.
Note: The baseline year for our climate data is 2019. The performance in 2019 is considered to be representative of Tetra Pak operations and the value chain and was the last full year for which an audited GHG inventory was available when our SBTi target was updated in 2020. The GHG emissions are calculated using published generic emission factors. The most recent GWP values provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), based on a 100-year time horizon, are used for the inventory. Consolidation approach for emissions: Operational control.
Emissions of ODS result from CFCs/HCFCs* leakages. Tetra Pak's policy is to replace CFCs, halon and all other substances with high ozone depleting potential with alternative substances that have a lower environmental impact. Since implementing this policy our emissions from ozone depleting substances have dropped to marginal levels.
*CFCs: ChloroFluoroCarbons, HCFC: HydroChloroFluoroCarbons
VOC emissions arise mainly from solvents used in printing inks and, to some extent, from printing plate production at our packaging material converting factories. The data represents total VOC emissions to air, after abatement equipment. It includes both process emissions, stack emissions, as well as fugitive emissions. In order to reduce these emissions, we have been installing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) at many of our sites. Furthermore, we are continuously innovating our processes to reduce the use of organic solvents in our production.
The energy use reported includes purchased and on-site generated electricity, the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas and district heating (hot water/steam). Electricity is the main source of power for our operations. Fuels are used both for heating and for process-specific purposes such as drying printing inks. The charts depict the total energy consumption across our operations around the world. Energy use has remained relatively stable, despite increases in production. Our packaging material converting factories are the most energy intensive operations and they consumed 74% of the total energy used across our operations in 2022.
The data in this section depicts total water withdrawal, water discharge and water consumption across across Tetra Pak's sites. The amount of water we withdraw is modest; nevertheless, we seek to minimize usage withdrawal as far as possible. Our converting factories account for the largest percentage of water use, followed by those operations that assemble machines and equipment. In order to understand which of our sites are located in water stress areas we have used the WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool do the assessment. It is assumed that all water withdrawn for our sites is fresh water.
Data presented in this section covers the total number of employees at Tetra Pak for the year 2022 by gender, region, working time, and contract type. Here you will also find a breakdown of new employee hires and turnover by age, gender and region.
Data presented in this section covers the diversity of Tetra Pak's Executive Leadership Team and Tetra Pak employees by region, age group and by employee category.
In July 2022 Tetra Pak announced the divestment of its Russian business. This structural change in the organisation triggered a base year recalculation for our climate data. Russia is also excluded from our internal monitoring of collection and recycling and is not part of the global recycling rate or other environmental operational performance data, i.e., waste and water.
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