Measuring our progress

We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal - to cap our 2020 impact across the value chain at 2010 levels, while growing the business. This helped us save 12 million tonnes of GHG emissions to date. In 2017, we became the first company in the food packaging industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

More recently, we have set an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across our own operations.

We have also set emissions reduction targets for 2030 in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) across scopes 1, 2 and 3. This is what the latest climate science has told us is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. For us, translating a 1.5°C scenario into an absolute GHG emission reduction target equates to a 46% reduction in value chain emission by 2030. Our target approved by SBTi is as follows:

Tetra Pak commits to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 46% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. The scope 3 target includes all relevant emissions including purchased materials, use of sold equipment and end-of-life treatment of post-consumer cartons. Tetra Pak commits to increase annual use of renewable electricity from 69% in 2019 to 100% by 2030.

​Beyond climate

Beyond our climate goals, we are working with our suppliers to minimise our environmental impact by protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and maintaining fresh water availability in our agricultural and forest supply chains. We are also working with our customers to help them meet their own goals by minimising water use, food waste, energy consumption and emissions.​

The CDP A List

In 2021, we were rated as a leader by CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process, widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency, for the sixth year in a row. Tetra Pak is the only company in the carton packaging sector to be included in the CDP leadership band for six years in a row and to score an outstanding double ‘A’ for climate and forests in 2021 for three consecutive years.

Tetra Pak is part of a very small number of companies that achieved a double ‘A’ score, out of nearly 12,000 companies that were scored based on data submitted through CDP’s questionnaires in 2021. Through significant demonstrable action on climate and deforestation risks, the company is leading on corporate environmental ambition, action and transparency worldwide.
CDP A List climate and forest

Taking ‘best practice’ action on tackling deforestation

Hundreds of companies worldwide are requested to disclose through CDP on their involvement in the production or sourcing of seven key commodities that drive the most agricultural deforestation globally: timber products, palm oil, soy, cattle products, rubber, cocoa and coffee. In 2021, only 1% of disclosing companies were identified by CDP as taking ‘best practice’ action to protect forests in their supply chains. Tetra Pak is one of the four pioneering companies performing at a level considered best practice in the newly launched ‘The collective effort to end deforestation’ report.